Phi Group's Leeds office are now 75% complete on their massive retaining wall project, working for Buckingham Group Contracting. The extension to Wren Kitchens manufacturing facility in Barton on Humber, will nearly double its size and is an important project for the area.

Permacrib timber crib
One of the Permacrib walls at Wren Kitchens

In total there will be eight retaining walls totalling more than 1.6km in length and retaining up to 7.0m in height. Five of those will be using the BBA Certified Permacrib timber crib system, which has a design life of 60 years and is very quick to construct. These will have a face area of 5,500m2 and and a length of 1,400 metres.

Phi Group also built 615m3 of gabion baskets on site, totalling 160 metres in length,  while our colleagues at Keller installed a soil nailed structure up to 7.0m high, so a great example of how Keller can provide multiplesolutions, whether it be retaining walls, piling, ground improvement or slope stabilisation.

Mick Ransom, Buckingham Group's Senior Project Manager commented:  "We’re very impressed with your overall performance." 

We will be preparing a full case study once we have finished on site so keep checking back.

Published on
19 Jan 2021