Targeting a Zero Injury Workplace: VINCI Safety Week

In 2020, 40% of all work-related fatalities were in construction, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Falling from height, and collisions with plant are all common potential hazards faced by construction workers every day. Due to the inherent, high-risk nature of the work, the construction industry is held to some of the highest safety standards around. [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]


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:  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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