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Projects

Company Hamson Barron Smith / Devon County Council

Problem Emergency Repair Works,

Following bad weather conditions, we were approached by our client Hamson Barron Smith to carry out emergency bank repairs on the River Loman. A stretch of the river bank in Tiverton had been severely undercut, causing the bank to become unstable and affecting the safety of members of the public and an existing Public Right of Way (PROW).

Due to the risk of breaching the Health & Safety at Work Act, and the need for an emergency solution to be installed, we were approached to install a temporary stabilisation solution, prior to a permanent solution being installed later in the year.

  • Hamson Barron Smith / Devon County Council
  • Hamson Barron Smith / Devon County Council
  • Hamson Barron Smith / Devon County Council
Project Overview

“We approached Blackdown to carry out some emergency river bank repairs. Blackdown provided us with a quick, efficient and cost-effective temporary solution, that has enabled the area to be re-opened to members of the public. We look forward to continue to work with them on additional phases of this scheme.”

Martin Loman, Associate Engineer,
Hamson Barron Smith

The Solution

Our team at Blackdown Environmental provided the following services:

  • Carried out an initial site appraisal;
  • Designed a temporary stabilisation solution to prevent further undercutting of the bank;
  • Created a new in-line high flow channel, reducing scouring and undercutting on the unstable river banks;
  • Supplied and installed over 60T of large boulders to stabilise the bank;
  • Placed site won spoil and compacted over the boulders.