Bespoke solutions for unique problems
The extension is being constructed on neighbouring land to the existing cemetery, which, without specialist design and construction, would be unusable for burial plots due to the high ground water table.
To overcome the issue and deliver on the client’s vision, White Horse Contractors’ team of specialists are lifting the entire site up by an average of 1.5 metres to make it suitable for burial plot construction, without affecting the water table. To do this, we’re importing 33,000 m3 of soil under CL:AIRE protocol
and constructing over 1,000m of retaining walls to lift the plots above the ground, implementing specialist drainage and stormwater attenuation.
As well as undertaking the large-scale burial plot construction scheme, we’re delivering a full civil engineering package including roadway, car park, maintenance yard and pathway construction, working alongside the in-house surfacing team of our group partners, S&C Slatter
Fantastic progress is being made on site, which is credit to our specialist site teams and dedicated project manager, carefully co-ordinating the multi-aspect works. With the site teams in close contact with the client, CDS and our own in-house technical department, everyone is kept informed throughout the project to ensure close collaboration, with works well on track to be complete by Spring 2021.
We look forward to revisiting the site after this date to report on the successful completion of works, overcoming unusable land to deliver a comprehensive cemetery expansion project.