Slope Stabilisation. Cobh, County Cork
Slope Landslide & Stabilisation. Cobh, County Cork
Client:Cobh Town Council
Cumnor Construction Ltd. carried out the role of Works Contractor and PSCS for this project.
New reinforced concrete retaining walls were constructed in various locations throughout Cobh. These retaining walls were then clad with natural stone. Remedial work to other masonry walls was also carried out. This included removal of vegetation and existing deteriorated pointing. Repointing was carried out and sections of the retaining walls were rebuilt. Much of this work required netting and underpinning. Tie bars were drilled through the existing walls and grouted to further support these old masonry walls.
A new earth embankment was designed and constructed. This embankment was built directly behind existing houses. The work area was extremely restricted with special equipment required to carry out the project.
Soft and hard landscaping work was completed. Existing damaged footpaths were removed and replaced with new concrete reinforced footpaths. A new road drainage system was installed.
Detailed traffic management plans were implemented. All roads remained open while the work was being completed. Adequate signage and traffic controls were implemented in co-ordination with Cobh Town Council, Cork County Council and An Garda Síochána.