GDL showcases breadth of experience with influx of project wins

Published 28 August 2019



Ground Development Ltd (GDL) has started work on five new contracts which the firm said will continue to showcase its expertise in delivering complex ground engineering projects. GDL showcases breadth of experience with influx of project wins The latest line-up of contract wins includes earthworks and soil modification to provide structural platforms for new-build housing for two major housebuilders; soil modification and stabilisation of the A726/Greenhills Road; stabilisation of site-won materials for a national housebuilder’s project in Luton to provide structural backfill for a retaining wall; and finally the company’s deep soil mixing technique is underway on a new housing development in Garthamlock to allow a peat layer that has been discovered at depth to be retained within an area of adoptable road.

Managing director Kevin Mackenzie said the winning work comes at a time where the firm continues to invest in plant machinery and its team. He added: “Our most recent contract wins are a great reflection of the diversity and flexibility of our approach. They also show our ability to value engineer our client’s projects by combining our expertise and techniques to deliver real project efficiencies such as reduced truck movements, along with the effective use of site-won materials which are important for both our green credentials and those of our clients.

“We have pioneered the use of soil modification techniques for use under new-build housing in Scotland over the last ten years. As the market leaders in this sector, our success in securing technical approval for this approach positions us as the contractor of choice for many of Scotland’s major developers. “With two more projects underway in Winchburgh and Larkhall to deliver around 130 new homes, this technique is also proving successful for use as part of key infrastructure projects such as the A726/Greenhills Road, and our expertise continues to be highly sought-after by a range of clients across the UK.” 

GDL showcases breadth of experience with influx of project wins Mr Mackenzie added: “We are the only company in Scotland that has the resources and expertise to provide a range of ground engineering techniques, indeed we are one of only a couple of companies with this expertise in the UK. “We’re constantly looking at ways in which we can deliver innovative ground improvement, and our experience over the years has allowed us to work directly with manufacturers such as Wirtgen and Hydrema to create our own bespoke and preferred spreading solution.

“As environmental regulations continue to swing in our favour, forcing greater consideration to be given to the maximum re-use of material on-site, we envisage that soil stabilisation will be a mainstream consideration for any UK earthworks project.”

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