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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 [...]

30 Years at Bachy Soletanche with Chris Merridew

In this Insider Update blog post, Bachy Soletanche Major Projects Director, Chris Merridew discusses 30 years within Bachy Soletanche group and highlights his involvement in standout projects, what he thinks the main challenges facing the industry and what his first day at the company was like. How did your career begin in the sector? [...]

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Bachy Soletanche develops low-carbon solution for cut-off wall construction

UK-based geotechnical specialist Bachy Soletanche has developed and tested an efficient low-carbon grout mix solution for use in cut-off wall construction. Over the past year, Bachy Soletanche has trialled 32 low-carbon binders for potential use in two cut-off wall construction projects: the Lowdham Flood Alleviation Scheme, led by Jackson Civil Engineering, and the Arne Moors Flood Defence project, led [...]

Strong six months for geotechnical JV on HS2 in the West Midlands

The Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture (known as SB3) has had a busy first half of the year delivering the geotechnical works on the HS2 project in the West Midlands. Working on behalf of Balfour Beatty VINCI JV (BBV), the N1 and N2 contract comprises the piling and ground improvement works for the Long Itchington to [...]

Bachy Soletanche Recognised as Group Leader in Health and Safety Performance

Bachy Soletanche is proud to announce that it has been selected as this year’s winner of the Victor Award, recognising the company’s advancements in health and safety performance throughout 2022. The awards were set up by Soletanche Bachy in 2001 to reward its subsidiaries that have implemented the most impactful health and safety initiatives each year. Each business is [...]


Ba Dan Nguyen: Finding Balance as a Working Parent

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week this year, Bachy Soletanche Project Manager, Ba Dan Nguyen, shares his advice for managing stress and finding balance as a working parent. As a working parent, especially of younger children, you can often feel guilty as you want to be at home to spend time with them or look after them if [...]

The next steps in Bachy Soletanche’s carbon reduction journey

2022 was a pivotal year in Bachy Soletanche’s sustainability journey, with many exciting innovations and initiatives established across the business that are creating long-lasting environmental benefits. To mark Earth Day 2023, we are sharing some of our most recent environmental achievements, as well as the next steps we are taking in our carbon reduction journey. With these advancements, we are [...]

Bachy Soletanche Shortlisted for International Sustainability Award

Bachy Soletanche has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Impact prize in this year’s International Quality Awards (IQA). The IQA is an annual event run by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) to celebrate the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe. This is a fantastic achievement for Bachy Soletanche as we are one of only three applicants [...]


Bachy Soletanche and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering complete contract for HS2’s Old Oak Common Station

On Tuesday 27th March, a Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture (SB3) concluded its ground engineering and foundations package for HS2’s Old Oak Common Station in North-West London. A new ‘super-hub’ train station at Old Oak Common is currently under construction, and once complete, the station will boast six high-speed platforms and provide vital, streamlined connections to [...]

Bachy Soletanche achieves 9th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

Bachy Soletanche is pleased to announce that it has achieved the internationally renowned RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award for the 9th consecutive year, recognising another 12 months of excellent health and safety performance. The Gold Award is the highest accolade of the RoSPA Achievement Awards, signifying an exceptional standard of health and safety across [...]

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