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Burgess Hill Embankment Strengthening

Client: Network Rail
Consultant: Peter Brett Associates
Main Contractor & Anchor Installer: Edmund Nuttall Ltd

Project Specification:

Stabilisation and reinforcement was required for a 1000m stretch of railway embankment between
Burgess Hill and Hassocks on the Brighton Line. This comprised the installation of sheet piles to a
depth of up to 8m, construction of a capping beam with handrails and a drainage system for draining
the water that had built up within the embankment and beneath the track bed.


Plati-Drains , attached to B06 anchors were installed at 9m centres, upwards towards the track bed
from the edge of the embankment. Dummy piles were used at the Plati-Drain positions to allow for
easy installation and drainage through the steel sheet piled wall. The Plati-Drains were terminated
into the upper carrier drain with inspection chambers connected to a lateral drain and thence to a
drain at the toe of the slope, eventually running into the existing watercourses.

Anchor System: B06TC galvanised spheroidal graphite iron anchor c/w 11m of ‘Passive’ Plati-Drain®.

Quantity: 120

Soil Type: Clay Fill


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