Medway Police Station retaining wall repair, Kent

retaining wallRetaining Wall Repair, Medway Police Station, Kent

Client: Vinci Construction UK Facilities
Works Commenced: July 2018
Works Completed: August 2018

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Freyssinet was instructed to carry out the repair of a retaining wall at Medway Police Station in Gillingham, Kent. The Client requested the wall be repaired and protected with a fairing coat and anti-carbonation paint.

Freyssinet carried out:

  • A hammer tap survey of each repair area and marked out the extent of the repair
  • Breaking out of damaged concrete
  • Any structural repairs required
  • The removal of existing contamination including laitance, paint, coating, oil, grease and dust by high pressure jetting
  • Installation of a fairing coat
  • Installation of anti-carbonation paint

The works also included re-painting of handrails, re-sanding the pathway and cleaning of the coping stone.

Freyssinet selected Mapei and Sika EN1504 compliant range of materials for the wall refurbishment, and Hammerite satin paint finish to the balustrades, handrails and gate to match the existing colour scheme.

The retaining wall was located inside the police station car park, which was operational to car park users during all work phases. Extreme care was taken to ensure the works had minimum impact on members of the public using the station. All work areas were segregated from all other activities, specific tools to minimize dust were used, and an exclusion zone was set up around Freyssinet’s working area.

The works were completed successfully in two weeks.