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Alfred McAlpine

Alfred McAlpine recently completed stabilisation works to the Dawlish Cliffs on the south coast of Devon to stop landslips threatening the mainline railway between Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren below.

Remedial work for Railtrack, designed by Tony Gee & Partners, began in January 2002. Subcontractor Rock Solutions used modified drilling rigs suspended from the 85m high cliff to install over 550 cement grouted stainless steel anchors as part of the scheme. Anchors were placed in 100mm diameter bores to guarantee a competent bond with the weak rock.

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