Retaining wall delivers platform for success

A precast platform retaining wall unit from FP McCann has assisted platform extension works at Edinburgh’s Waverely Station. The project involved the lengthening of three of the station’s platforms ahead of the introduction of longer, faster and greener electric trains.

Platforms 5, 6 and 12 are being lengthened and it is on platform 12 where FP McCann has supplied a bespoke retaining front wall system. The individual units, each weighing 4.5 tonnes, have been cast with facing brick slips.

The firm secured the £325,000 supply contract with Carillion, with the work being undertaken prior to Carillion’s demise.

In total, FP McCann supplied 138 of the special walling units which were installed using a lifting beam, also designed and manufactured by the company.

Paul Smith, bespoke projects and planning manager said, “The project demonstrates FP McCann’s ability to design, manufacture and supply such specialist precast concrete products to match the design engineering brief. The successful installation of the retaining walls at Waverley Station has once again promoted the efficiency and benefits of using offsite precast concrete solutions.”