Little Browns Railway Cutting is located north west of Edenbridge Station in Kent. The slopes on either side of the cutting were deemed unstable by Network Rail, requiring CAN to undertake the stabilisation works. Each slope measured approximately 220m long with height varying from 1m to 9m.
CAN was contracted by BAM Nuttall to install over 1000 no. soil nails to stabilise the railway cutting at Little Browns. If the nails were all coupled together, the total length installed would stretch over 13km! Four different sized excavators were used to mount CAN’s drill booms including a 64T long reach. CAN also utilised our bespoke A-Frame to assist the installation of the nails which were unreachable with an excavator.
The duration was 18 weeks with an average of 12 no. operatives working onsite. Works included installing soil nails, Greenax and Covamat (facing system). BAM Nuttall and CAN worked efficiently and collaboratively to ensure the main works were completed on schedule.
Duration: 18 weeks for main contractor works
Client: BAM Nuttall
Location: Edenbridge, Kent