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Ground stabilisation for Code Fitness Gym

Ground reinforcement for Code Fitness Gym

  • Code Fitness Gym

  • Newark, Nottinghamshire

  • Capping layer reduced by 350mm2

We successfully implemented a ground reinforcement solution for Caliber Construction to complete the development of Code Fitness Gym in Nottinghamshire.

After encountering ground problems while constructing a new gym on a countryside business park, Caliber Construction knew who to contact. However, contacting us after works had begun meant the need to provide a time-effective solution was critical.

A careful examination of the ground investigation report revealed that we needed to address inferior ground conditions on various site elements, including the new private access road, car park and safety perimeter surrounding the soon-to-be-built building.

Our geosynthetics team immediately identified this and explored all options as a matter of urgency. Above all, the need to strengthen the ground was the primary concern agreed upon by both the contractor and ourselves.

Our proposal, initially containing a wide variety of potential products, was approved and our work soon commenced. However, we first needed to engage in an extra level of technical discussion to settle on the most suitable solution for the problem in front of us.

Code fitness gym being constructed

Our solution reduced the layer of capping to 250mm and saved roughly one metre of ground removal, replacement, and aggregates installation.

Shahid Raza


Geogrid and Geotextile being installed

We provided a cost-effective, recycled capping and SUD-based design, which fit perfectly before the final surface layer was placed on top. Unique areas, such as an area of permeable paving, were accounted for by using different aggregates where needed.

If not for our expertise, the one per cent CBR subgrade work would have included anything up to one metre of ground replacement, 600mm of capping, a SUD-based layer and upper surface layer. However, our solution reduced the layer of capping to 250mm and saved roughly one metre of ground removal, replacement, and aggregates installation.

As with all of our solutions offered, the contractors were pleased to make great time and cost saving while improving health and safety in the process. Furthermore, future environmental issues were mitigated during an important early stage of the development's lifecycle due to our forward thinking approach.


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