Cockett Lane Retaining Wall, Farnsfield

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was contracted by Nottinghamshire County Council Highways Operations to construct a retaining wall on Cockett Lane, Farnsfield, as part of a larger Section 278 contract relating to a nearby Barratt Homes development.

Key details

Nottinghamshire County Council Highways Operations
Project value
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Key aims and challenges

A retaining wall of 60m in length in three sections was required to support the earth bank beside Cockett Lane. 

Each of the three sections of wall was constructed slightly differently and further divided into tiers to follow the gradient of the road.

After initial excavation, sheet piling was used to support the earth. Reinforced concrete bases and toes were constructed.

The walls were built up using a combination of engineering bricks and facing bricks.

The majority of the works were carried out under a full road closure.