Mode Wheel Bank Stabilisation, Manchester

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Peel Ports Ltd




Royal Haskoning DHV

Allowing commercial shipping through Mode Wheel on the Manchester Ship Canal.

Consisting of a pair of two lock gates to allow vessels to move upstream and three sluice gates that control the water level in the canal system, which is also fed by the River Irwell which discharges into the canal upstream.

The North of England experienced exceptional levels of rainfall, as well as Storm Eva bringing high winds and heavy rain further saturating the ground. As a result, Manchester Ship Canal suffered bank failure damage downstream of Mode Wheel Locks.

Reconstruction of 200m of collapsed quay wall on the upper reaches of the Manchester Ship Canal, Salford.

The project involved the installation of 200m of tubular combi-wall piles to stabilise the canal bank.

Repair works also involved site clearance and the stabilisation of partially collapsed elements. As well as the utilisation of combi piled walls, ground anchors and rock armour revetment.

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