Caen Hill Pound 43 Piling

Civils Caen Hill, Devizes 0.03M 2 Weeks April 2010

Caen Hill Pound 43 Piling

Caen Hill Pound 43 Piling

Background

Caen Hill Pound 43 is located along a long flight of locks known as the 'Caen Hill Flight' on the Kennet and Avon canal.

Bank repair works were required in pound 43 of the Caen Hill Flight. The original wharf wall had collapsed below the water level rendering the existing bank above liable to collapse.

The proposed work was to construct a new sheet piled wall approximately 27 metres in length furnished with a hardwood timber fender finished flush with normal water level such that the piles were not visible in normal conditions. The propsoed line was a straight line of cantlivered 3m long sheet piles pulled from one end of the bank to the other.

However once on site it became obvious that this was not going to be achievable if the maximum gradient of 1 in 2 was to be maintained. Subsequently the pile line was moved out into the pound, longer 3.5m piles were installed, anchor piles and tie rods were installed and the line followed the existing waters edge.

The rear of the sheet piled wall required filling and a 6a material was used topped off with topsoil and seed.

The works were delivered on time, to budget and to a very satisfactory standard of workmanship.

Location: Caen Hill, Devizes Cost: 0.03M Duration: 2 Weeks Completion: April 2010