Isle of Wight
Corefix worked alongside Stoneham Construction to fulfil the design by Atkins and deliver a major scheme to re-open Belgrave Road in Ventnor.
The road had been closed since early 2020 when the walls retaining Belgrave Road failed due to sustained and heavy rainfall. Since then, Corefix has been working to ensure the area was safe and carrying out detailed investigations to understand the reasons for the failure and design an engineering solution to strengthen the retaining walls and re-open the road.
As part of the engineering solution, a total of 256 ground anchors measuring between 6 and 9m long were installed to provide additional support and stability to the retaining walls. The collapsed wall was dismantled, and the area behind it was stabilised before a new wall was built. The road and footway were also reconstructed as part of the scheme.
Despite the complex nature of the project, the works were completed within the expected timeframe. Belgrave Road in Ventnor has now been reopened, providing a vital transport link for the local community.
You can view Island Road's drone footage of the failed retaining wall below.
Drone footage by Island Roads