Geotechnical Collaboration Drives Down Embodied Carbon at EcoPark South

Bachy Soletanche and Vibro Menard have been awarded a contract by Taylor Woodrow, to deliver the geotechnical work on the first phase of the EcoPark South project in Edmonton, London.  The scheme is part of North London Waste Authority’s £1.2bn programme to create a new waste management hub and Energy Recovery Facility. The environmentally led solution involves the use [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|General News|

Bachy Soletanche Reduce Environmental Impact of Piling Rigs

Bachy Soletanche is continuing to drive its sustainability agenda, by using exhaust emission reduction technology to reduce the environmental impact of its piling rigs and equipment. Early in 2020, Bachy Soletanche identified the importance that reducing plant emissions has in contributing to VINCI’s ambitious targets of reducing its impact on the climate and environment. In conjunction with Cybrand AEC [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|General News|

Clif Kettle: A Tribute

As some of you will be aware, one of our former employees, Clif Kettle, sadly passed away after a short illness.  Our immediate thoughts are with Clif’s family, friends, colleagues and all those that knew him. Clif joined Bachy Soletanche in 1990, spending three decades within the wider Soletanche Bachy Group where he played a key role in [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|General News|

Thames Tideway Tunnel Team Crowned Community Engagement Champions

The joint venture of Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, working on the eastern section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, has been awarded the Community Engagement trophy at the Ground Engineering Awards 2020. The team, located at Chambers Wharf, was recognised for their approach to engaging neighbouring stakeholders, employment of local people, team volunteering hours, communication methods, STEM activities, and [...]

By |November 12th, 2020|Contract Awards|

INSIDER UPDATE: Tim Casalis de Pury, Pre-Construction & New Business Manager

In this edition, Pre-Construction and New Business Manager, Tim Casalis de Pury discusses his experience of the construction industry, highlights how early contractor involvement is essential to driving value in a project, and discusses how strong relationships throughout the supply chain are to vital to delivery success. ... What made you choose a career in the construction industry? Tim:  [...]

By |August 24th, 2020|Insider Updates|

Bachy Soletanche to Deliver Foundations for the Preston Western Distributor Road

Bachy Soletanche has been awarded a £5.6m contract by Costain, to deliver geotechnical works on the Preston Western Distributor Road. Scheduled to open early in 2023, the £200m road scheme is the biggest new road programme in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.  The Preston Western Distributor will link the A583 and the M55 motorway and will [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Contract Awards|

The Future Of Geotechnics: The Next Generation

What the industry needs to do to attract the next generation of experts into construction. This is the third in Bachy Soletanche’s series of thought leadership reports exploring the future of geotechnics and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Our aim for this report is to ignite conversation around the importance of inclusivity and diversity within [...]

By |March 9th, 2020|Thought Leadership|

INSIDER UPDATE: Ana Carvalho, Design Manager

In this blog, Design Manager, Ana Carvalho discusses her journey through the construction industry, highlights some of her favourite projects and provides some advice to young designers starting out. ... What made you choose a career in the construction industry? Ana: To be honest, by the time I had to apply to the university I was not sure which [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Insider Updates|

Bachy Soletanche Awarded Geotechnical Package On Congleton Link Road Project

Bachy Soletanche has been awarded a £1.9m piling contract by GRAHAM, on the Congleton Link Road project. The 5.5km road will join the A534 Sandbach Road (to the west of Congleton) with the A536 Macclesfield Road (to the north of the town) which, when complete, will significantly reduce town centre traffic congestion, particularly at peak times. Bachy Soletanche’s [...]

By |July 4th, 2019|Contract Awards|

Thames Tideway Tunnel Team Wins Coveted Ground Engineering Award

The joint venture of Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche, which is working on the east section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, has been awarded the Brownfield Redevelopment Project of the Year trophy at the Ground Engineering Awards 2019. At the Earl Pumping Station in Lewisham, the project required an innovative solution to successfully deliver the ground engineering element. [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Awards|

INSIDER UPDATE: Tina Gretlund, Geotechnical Design Engineer

In this edition, Geotechnical Design Engineer, Tina Gretlund  discusses her route into the construction industry and why she’s proud to be an engineer.. ... Engineering, the science of principle to design and built structures from ancient to modern era has always fascinated me from I was a child. I was born in Sri Lanka, where the engineering profession remains [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Insider Updates|

Westpile Has Merged With Bachy Soletanche

Soletanche Bachy has announced that it has consolidated its Westpile business under the Bachy Soletanche name as of 22nd March 2019 in order to simplify its operating structure and add efficiency. Westpile, which started out as West’s Rotinoff Piling Construction Company in 1924, was bought by Bachy in 2003 and merged with Simplex in 2010. According to Bachy Soletanche managing [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|General News|
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