Bray Head Structure C

Project Background

Bray Head is situated in County Wicklow, south of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. The route around the headland was surveyed and engineered by none other than Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who at the time was engaged with the construction of the Dublin & Wicklow Railway’s line from Bray to the county town of Wicklow further south. The section of line around the headland from Bray to Greystones was first opened in 1855.

The works were located at coastal defence asset CDR074D (also known locally as ‘Structure C’) situated at 13 miles, 1,225 yards on the Dublin to Wexford railway line. In more specific terms, this asset is located on Bray Head on the railway line between Bray and Greystones in Co. Wicklow within a SAC area. This project was designed to replace a gabion structure that was installed in 1970 in which movement had been evident for some years but had accelerated in recent years.

GE Awards Finalists

We're extremely proud to announce that our UK Ground Engineering team have been shortlisted for the GE awards 2020 in 2 categories by the Ground Engineering Magazine.

1. International Project of the year for our involvement and supply of hollow bars at the ‘Structure C, Bray Head’ with TRIUR CONSTRUCTION LTD

2. Specialist Geotechnical Supplier of the year.


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