• Public buildings

Seaton Deleval Hall Ground Improvement

Client: Historic Properties Limited Background Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade I listed country house on the coastline in Northumberland, England, situated between Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, It was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in 1718 for Admiral George Delaval, now owned by the National Trust and more recently opened to the general public. […]

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Brass Foundry Wall – Ground Strengthening

Background Working for Berkeley Homes, Geobear were approached to provide a solution to strengthen the foundations beneath the Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry Wall. The wall is historically listed and sits within the confines of a new development in the Royal Arsenal Riverside Development. The development is situated on the site of the historic Royal Arsenal […]

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Dairy Plant – Stabilisation and Ground Strengthening

Following visual signs and subsequent geo scan, the floor slab within the clients dairy plant was found to be suffering from ongoing settlement caused by leaking drains washing away the fine soils. The client also needed to add a new water vat to the slab to optimise the cheese manufacturing, this would require additional loading […]

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Hovis – Slab Stabilisation

Geobear were contacted by the Hovis bread production plant in Avonmouth, a collapsed drain beneath the floor slab in the warehouse had allowed water to leak into the soil causing washout and voiding beneath the floor slab. Consequently the slab was unsupported and had began to settle. A cooler was sitting on the slab at […]

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Valeo Foods – Ground Strengthening

Geobear had worked with the client previously to provide ground strengthening to enable the construction of a mezzanine floor to the site. Subsequent to the successful project, the client contacted us to deal with voiding that had occurred beneath the ovens in the factory. A broken drain had led to a washout of the existing […]

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York Walls void filling

York City Walls are also often referred to as the Bar Walls or the Roman Walls, although very little of the extant stonework is of Roman origin, with many sections having been substantially altered since Roman times. However, the walls remain the most complete example of medieval city walls still standing in England today, and […]

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Waste water treatment works – void filling

Void Filling Solution for Dowley Gap Waste Water Treatment Works. Owned and operated by Yorkshire Water Services Limited, Dowley Gap Waste Water Treatment Works treats effluent from residential and commercial properties in the surrounding area. Back in 2015 the site suffered from significant flood damage, which adversely affected the performance of the waste water works. […]

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  • Logistic centers and manufacturing

Mezzanine floor – ground improvement

Background Geobear was contacted by Valeo Foods to provide a ground improvement solution to their production facility in Oxfordshire. Valeo’s growing Wallingford site produces Rowse Honey & Supermarket’s own brand honey and they elected to expand the site vertically via mezzanine to add valuable space to their operations. Mezzanine footings are typically hinged to existing […]

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  • Public buildings

Ground improvement at York Hospital

Increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete slabs for York Hospital Work to build a brand-new endoscopy unit at York Hospital is now underway, and when complete will be one of the most modern and largest endoscopy units in England. It is a £10 million project that is expected to take around a year to complete […]

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Ebbsfleet FC – Terrace stabilisation

Ebbsfleet United FC is an English football club based in Northfleet, Kent, which competes in the English National League, the fifth tier of English football. KEH Sports Ltd, a group of Kuwaiti investors advised by a former chief executive of Charlton Athletic, agreed in May 2013 to take over the club, bringing investment in the […]

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  • Infrastructure

Void filling reduces noise and Vibration problems at a biogas plant

Greenlane Biogas are a company specialising in the outfitting of biogas plants in SME’s to help generate a profitable solution to waste; their plant equipment recycles waste to create energy used by businesses around the world. During the installation of equipment at one of their customer sites located in Dagenham, a fabrication issue resulted in […]

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  • Logistic centers and manufacturing

Geobear enabled thyssenkrupp to grow in Shanghai

Client problem ThyssenKrupp is one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, producing elevators, automotive components and various other types of goods. They have been expanding globally for decades, with lots of manufacturing plants in developing markets, such as China and Mexico. Their steering business division manufactures some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced steering […]

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  • Public buildings

London – Slab Re-Leveling: Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town Farm is situated in the busy suburbs of London. It’s a free entry, charity farm whose objective is to provide families with access to see a live farm in the inner city. The farm itself is built upon land around the main railway line into London, it features a main building constructed in […]

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  • Public buildings

Bristol Royal Infirmary Void Filling

Bristol Royal Infirmary is a large teaching hospital based in south west England. The structure was undergoing some redevelopment work in 2015 which, following a specialist radar survey, revealed a void under an area of slab. The redevelopment necessitated an additional load to be placed on the existing slab but following load tests the void […]

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  • Infrastructure
  • Office and retail

Lewisham Gateway Void Filling

As part of a 700 unit residential development in south-east London, Uretek was commissioned to fill a series of water pipes and sewers that were being made redundant. Working for VolkerFitzpatrick, we were required to fill a total of 15 pipes beneath the Lewisham Gateway development site. The Uretek process involved using one of our […]

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Abbeydale Water Barrier

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is an industrial museum in the south of the City of Sheffield, England. The museum forms part of a former steel-working site on the River Sheaf, with a history going back to at the 13th century. In 1725 a purpose built dam was created adjacent to the back of the site in […]

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Sunken Bank Vault Stabilised, South Africa

Summary A sunken bank vault in South Africa was stabilised using Geobear geopolymer injections. The job was fast and did not cause any disturbance on bank’s normal business. Objectives The bank vault was out of level which caused the door to self close. The 30 ton safe had subsided by 14mm on the left hand […]

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Re-Levelling And Stabilising A War Memorial Without Disturbance, Abingdon

The War Memorial in Abingdon, built on infill soil, had been gradually subsiding, tilting a few millimeters each year. Abingdon Town Council decided last autumn that the time had come to prevent any damage to the structure. At Geobear, we deal with buildings and structures of all kinds and are known for being as quick […]

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  • Logistic centers and manufacturing

Stabilisation, Lifting And Re-Levelling Of a Factory Floor, West Country UK

Geobear stabilised and lifted factory flooring in a West Country industrial facility with racking up to 90ft high. Accuracy of +/-3mm was achieved. Polymer injection is ideally suited to today’s warehouse sector, with super-flat floors and high racking. Older methods of digging out slabs, filling voiding with cement materials and replacing slabs is immensely disruptive, […]

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  • Logistic centers and manufacturing

Re-levelling: Slab lifting bottling plant

Major bottling facility in South West England Geobear were brought in to relevel the floor of a major industrial building whilst allowing it to remain fully operational. In South West England one of Europe’s largest, newly constructed, bottling facilities had become subject to the effects of settlement. The implications of the settlement were to have […]