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INSIDER UPDATE: John Martin, Health and Safety Advisor

In this latest Insider Update, we continue our National Apprenticeship Week 2024 content and catch up with Health and Safety Advisor John Martin, who discusses his journey since joining the company as a piling apprentice nearly 10 years ago..... I started as an apprentice with Bachy Soletanche in September 2014, nearly 10 years ago. [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Maisie Robe, Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we hear from Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Maisie Robe, who has hit the ground running since starting her apprenticeship with Bachy Soletanche just over a year ago. Maisie shares her perspective on being an apprentice at Bachy Soletanche and what has been key to her success so far.... When [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Chris Cochrane, Chief Plant Mechanic

For National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we catch up with some of Bachy Soletanche’s former apprentices to see where they are now and how their apprenticeship experience has helped shape their career. This first article focuses on Chris Cochrane, who joined the company as an apprentice electrician 13 years ago..... I joined Bachy Soletanche as an [...]

Bachy Soletanche secures VINCI Foundation grant for local foodbank

Thanks to Bachy Soletanche’s support, the One Can Trust foodbank has recently secured a £6,000 grant from the VINCI UK Foundation. The One Can Trust is a charity based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which provides emergency, weekly food parcels for local households facing financial hardship, as well as other essential services including a clothes bank, toddler group and cookery [...]


INSIDER UPDATE: Ahmed Saadeldein, Design Engineer

Just three years into his career, Bachy Soletanche Design Engineer Ahmed Saadeldein has already contributed to the design and delivery of several major infrastructure projects across the Middle East and the UK. In this Insider Update, Ahmed offers a fascinating insight into the world of geotechnical design, whilst sharing his recent career achievements and how his hometown of Cairo [...]

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INSIDER UPDATE: George Johnson, Plant Maintenance Technician

In this Insider Update, we hear from George Johnson who recently completed his Plant Maintenance Technician apprenticeship with Bachy Soletanche. George tells us about the challenges and triumphs of his career so far, his secret to success and what it’s like to mentor other apprentices. Tell us more about your team and what your [...]

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Bachy Soletanche and AITIS develop AI solution to improve safety on site

Bachy Soletanche is working with artificial intelligence (AI) company AITIS and its tracking technology partner Iknaia to develop an AI-enabled solution that detects construction site health and safety breaches. The companies have been in collaboration for almost three years to develop and pilot the technology, conducting detailed trials across two of Bachy Soletanche’s major projects. Using AI video analysis, the [...]

Double success at the 2023 EFFC Health & Safety Awards

Bachy Soletanche’s recent technological innovations have been recognised with two 2023 EFFC (European Federation of Foundation Contractors) Health & Safety Awards. The awards are an annual competition to reward the most effective health and safety initiative implemented by a special foundations or geotechnical contractor in Europe. The aim of the awards is to share best practices in order to improve [...]


Bachy Soletanche shortlisted for two FPS 2023 Awards

Bachy Soletanche is pleased to announce that the company has been shortlisted for two prizes at this year’s Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Awards: the Site Apprentice Award and the Sustainability Award. The 2023 FPS Awards are an annual competition to reward exceptional accomplishments in the UK’s ground engineering industry. Site Apprentice Award: George Johnson Bachy [...]


Ground engineering complete for Silvertown Tunnel

Bachy Soletanche recently concluded its £25m+ piling programme for Transport for London’s (TfL) new Silvertown Tunnel. Due for completion in 2025, the Silvertown Tunnel will be a 1.4km twin-bore road tunnel running under the River Thames, connecting Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula. The additional route is set to ease chronic congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and enable more cross-river [...]

Bachy Soletanche supports Canal & River Trust in gaining Green Flag status

In line with its People, Planet, Prosper ethos, Bachy Soletanche has recently entered into a partnership with the Canal & River Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving the UK’s network of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks. Since May this year, our Burscough team have been working with the Canal & River Trust to help them achieve a 2024 Green [...]

HS2: Piling completed ahead of schedule at Streethay Overbridge

The Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture, known as SB3, recently concluded the geotechnical programme for HS2’s Streethay Overbridge. The project required the construction of two retaining walls to support the new 2,600 tonne bridge that will allow the new high-speed line to pass under the South Staffordshire line at Streethay. Working in a heavily congested site [...]

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