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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|News|

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|

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|

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|

Dave Parker, Estimating Manager

In this edition, Estimating Manager, David Parker discusses his route into the construction industry, career to date and explains why being good with a calculator isn’t the only skill you need when estimating a project. Editor: What made you choose a career in construction and what route did you take? David Parker: My career choice was a natural [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Insider Updates|

Bachy Soletanche Awarded Fifth Consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal

Bachy Soletanche has achieved the gold standard for the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards for the fifth consecutive year.  The prestigious award recognises outstanding practices and achievements in helping its employees and supply chain get home safely at the end of the working day. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Awards|

Bachy Soletanche shortlisted for Ground Engineering Awards

Bachy Soletanche’s expertise in the geotechnical sector has been recognised by being shortlisted in four categories at the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards 2019. The company has been shortlisted in the Contractor of the Year, Equipment Innovation, UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M (with Ramboll) and International Project of the Year.  In addition to [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Awards|

Cameron Jenkinson, Civil Engineering Technician

Cameron Jenkinson is a Civil Engineering Technician working in Bachy Soletanche’s Northern Business Unit. Cameron is studying a Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Construction Management at Stephenson’s College in Leicestershire, he is in his second year of study. We asked Cameron some questions about his role, why he chose an apprenticeship, what he enjoys about this style of [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|Graduates & Apprentices, Stories from Within|

Lauren Grimes, Marketing and Communications Assistant

How did you come to join Bachy Soletanche? I joined Bachy Soletanche in July 2017 through their Marketing Apprenticeship scheme, after going to university for two years and discovering the apprenticeship route of working alongside learning to be better route for me. I had heard of the company through my time at the University of Liverpool, studying Architecture during [...]