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Case Studies (32)

Leca® UK case studies are produced whenever possible on all major projects or projects of particular interest.  They are created with the assistance and authorisation of the engineers involved. Leca® UK view case studies as one of their most important tools to keep their engineering customers up to date with new ideas and innovations. View some examples of the finished results that can be achieved with our materials by exploring some of the projects where Leca® LWA has been used.

List of Case Studies

The Sage - Gateshead

The Sage - Gateshead

Leca® LWA provided a cost-effective solution for raising the level of a site earmarked for parking and outdoor activities at The Sage, a new £70 million music & entertainment venue.

M7/M8 Motorway - Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

M7/M8 Motorway - Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland

Leca® LWA solves heavyweight problem

Platform Extension - St Margaret’s Station, London

Platform Extension - St Margaret’s Station, London

The ability to blow the equivalent of five lorry loads of traditional hardcore direct to a construction site made Leca® LWA lightweight aggregate the ideal choice for extension work to a busy railway station platform.

M1 Junction 12 Widening - Bedfordshire

M1 Junction 12 Widening - Bedfordshire

Leca® LWA lightens the load for M1 widening

Pheasants Overbridge - Newport, South Wales

Pheasants Overbridge - Newport, South Wales

Leca® LWA “featherweight” solution for Pheasants Overbridge

Trenchers Footbridge - Slough

Trenchers Footbridge - Slough

Leca® LWA gives lightweight footprint for crossrail pedestrian bridge

Stratford Bridge - Stratford, East London

Stratford Bridge - Stratford, East London

Leca® LWA crosses the line at Stratford Bridge

Sainsbury’s Supermarket - Newport, South Wales

Sainsbury’s Supermarket - Newport, South Wales

Kier Construction ‘try something new’ at Sainsbury’s Newport

Balham Station - London

Balham Station - London

Leca® LWA speeds platform extension for train lengthening programme

West Coast Mainline - Milton Keynes to Bletchley

West Coast Mainline - Milton Keynes to Bletchley

Leca® LWA supports West Coast Mainline

Platform Extension - West Hampstead Railway Station

Platform Extension - West Hampstead Railway Station

Leca® LWA makes lightweight, high-speed, extensions

Feeder Road to the A421 - Bedfordshire

Feeder Road to the A421 - Bedfordshire

Leca® LWA selected for award winning embankment design

Wolvercote Viaduct - Oxfordshire

Wolvercote Viaduct - Oxfordshire

Leca® LWA supports new Wolvercote Viaduct, Oxfordshire

Platform Extension - Audley End Station, Essex

Platform Extension - Audley End Station, Essex

Platform extension is ‘light’ work for Leca® LWA

Edinburgh Tramway - Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tramway - Edinburgh

Leca® LWA helps Graham score a winner for new Murrayfield Tramstop

Ramp Embankment - Belvedere, South East London

Ramp Embankment - Belvedere, South East London

Riverside Resource Recovery Facility

Firswood School Sensory Pool, Bolton

Firswood School Sensory Pool, Bolton

Leca® LWA makes a splash for new Sensory Pool

Lee Valley Canoeing Centre

Lee Valley Canoeing Centre

Leca® LWA makes a splash at new canoeing facility in Hertfordshire

Adswood Recycling Centre, Stockport

Adswood Recycling Centre, Stockport

Leca® LWA is no waste of time at new Recycling centre

Bermondsey Planters, South East London

Bermondsey Planters, South East London

Bermondsey plants grow in Leca® LWA

Harthorpe Viaduct

Harthorpe Viaduct

Leca® LWA fills void to keep project on track

Holland Park School, London

Holland Park School, London

Leca® LWA solves remote void fill problem for £58m London School

Knowsley Leisure Centre

Knowsley Leisure Centre

Leca® LWA goes "swimmingly" for state of the art pool complex

Paradise Street, Liverpool

Paradise Street, Liverpool

Leca® LWA paves the way for 'green' paradise in the heart of the city; free draining and easy to use.

A417 Gloucester Bypass

A417 Gloucester Bypass

Contractors seeking a lightweight infill for a bridge abutment on a £18 million by-pass scheme identified Leca® lightweight aggregate as the optimum solution for speed and cost.

A12 Marshland Road - Great Yarmouth

A12 Marshland Road - Great Yarmouth

Leca® has been used to construct an extension to a coastal road scheme where its lightweight properties reduced the time required for settlement by at least 75%.

A120 - Stansted

A120 - Stansted

Engineers for a major trunk road project specified Leca® lightweight aggregate to meet construction challenges and speed up progress.

A66 - Long Newton

A66 - Long Newton

Consulting engineers faced with the challenge of limiting settlement beneath a £12 million embankment and bridge over the A66 dual carriageway at Long Newton, near Darlington, specified Leca® lightweight aggregate.

Cabot Park - Avonmouth

Cabot Park - Avonmouth

Key groundworks to support a roadway serving a major industrial area have benefited through the use of Leca® lightweight geotechnical fill as a solution to dealing with soft and contaminated land.

Hills Road - Cambridge

Hills Road - Cambridge

The £120 million Busway guided transport network now greatly improves passenger transport around the City and along the A14 ..ls Road Underpass, constructed with the aid of Leca® lightweight aggregate, is the key element in the whole project.

Luggie Glen

Luggie Glen

A solution for the reclamation of land at a former sewage treatment works has benefited from the use of Leca® lightweight aggregate.

Lotus Cars

Lotus Cars

Versatile Leca® lightweight aggregate is being used to improve safety at the UK test track of prestige sports car manufacturer Lotus.