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Shear Solution

Shear Solution

28 May 2021

High embankment solutions.

Tintagel

Tintagel

06 May 2021

If only King Arthur could have had a bridge like this to get to his castle?

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay

07 Dec 2020

Red Rock Geo provided stabilisation designs and are supervising works on the slope stabilisation scheme at Carbis Bay.

Former Jewsons Building, Brixham

Former Jewsons Building, Brixham

30 Sep 2020

Red Rock have recently undertaken a ground investigation inside a Former Jewsons Building in Brixham. Boreholes were drilled by various methods as dictated by the confines of the building, and included horizontal holes through retaining walls.

Portreath

Portreath

29 Sep 2020

Adding a bit of “natural” colour to the slopes with the use of a green Maccaferri MacMatR for the anchored cut rock slope designed by Red Rock Geo.

Red Rock Geoscience in the press!

Red Rock Geoscience in the press!

29 Sep 2020

Red Rock in Ground Engineering Magazine August/September 2020

Slope stabilisation Scheme, Jennycliff

Slope stabilisation Scheme, Jennycliff

29 Sep 2020

Red Rock are delighted with the progress on the slope stabilisation scheme at Jennycliff with works nearing completion.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council 5-year Framework

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council 5-year Framework

29 Jun 2020

Red Rock was delighted to be appointed under a five-year framework as the Geotechnical Adviser for coastal cliff management for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council commencing in 2020.

Blackhead Path

Blackhead Path

29 Jun 2020

Working closely with AECOM, Red Rock Geo spent another wet winter ensuring the stabilisation designs at Blackhead Path were installed effectively through challenging site conditions.

Naul Quarry, Ireland

Naul Quarry, Ireland

29 Jun 2020

Red Rock Geo completed an inspection of slopes to identify the instability risk around the quarry, which is actively used as a landfill.

Salcombe

Salcombe

29 Jun 2020

Our team recently found themselves back down at Salcombe providing a site investigation and slope design services for a new residential development.

Cragside, Northumberland

Cragside, Northumberland

29 Jun 2020

Before the lockdown, Red Rock Geo undertook a slope inspection of a gorge in a day of heavy snow within the Cragside Estate.

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

29 Jun 2020

Red Rock Geo were recently commissioned to travel up to Holy Island to support CAN Geotechnical Ltd with an inspection of the rock slope below Lindisfarne Castle.

Ironbridge, Shropshire

Ironbridge, Shropshire

29 Jun 2020

Failure of an old wall in Ironbridge provided our team with some challenges with the design of stabilisation works.

Popham Railway Cutting, Hampshire

Popham Railway Cutting, Hampshire

29 Jun 2020

During lockdown Red Rock Geo completed a slope inspection of extensive chalk cutting situated between the tunnels at Popham Railway to provide a robust and durable stabilisation design for a problematic section of mainline track.

Tintagel Castle Footbridge

Tintagel Castle Footbridge

29 Jun 2020

Red Rock Geo has been commissioned by English Heritage to implement the monitoring plan for the cliff that supports the spectacular new footbridge at Tintagel Castle.

Red Rock at Ciria Event

Red Rock at Ciria Event

20 Feb 2020

Paula has been in London presenting at the CIRIA event to launch their new app, “Asbestos Site Aid” to aid management of ACMs in soil on construction sites. Red Rock Geo helped develop this app.

Antrim Coastal Path, Northern Ireland

Antrim Coastal Path, Northern Ireland

21 Oct 2019

Paula has been back in Northern Ireland looking at the rockfall risks to another section of the Antrim Coastal Path.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

10 Oct 2019

In September, Red Rock Geo were delighted to be appointed as the geotechnical advisor for major D&B infrastructure improvement works to elements of the Isle of Man heritage steam railway, recognising our ‘track’ record of effective collaborative working with other key design disciplines.

Trews Weir Investigation

Trews Weir Investigation

30 Sep 2019

Red Rock were recently commissioned to investigate Trews Weir on the River Exe to assist in the design of remedial measures. Investigations had to accommodate the water level requirements of the required the EA and salmon migrations.

Rock Assessments in Yorkshire

Rock Assessments in Yorkshire

23 Sep 2019

We have recently been appointed to look at the rockfall risks at a popular attraction in Yorkshire.

Success at the Ground Engineering Awards

Success at the Ground Engineering Awards

07 Jun 2019

Red Rock had a brilliant time at the Ground Engineering Awards earlier this week, and came home successful!

Ground Engineering Awards 2019

Ground Engineering Awards 2019

27 Feb 2019

Red Rock are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Ground Engineering Awards 2019. Our work on the Gobbins Coastal Walkway in Northern Ireland has been nominated for "UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M".

Extreme Concrete Pumping

Extreme Concrete Pumping

29 Jan 2019

Ongoing construction supervision at a site in Newquay, Cornwall. Extreme concrete pumping, and casting of the sub-basement ‘great wall’ to the lower apartments block nearing completion.

Soil Nail Design for a Slope in Dawlish

Soil Nail Design for a Slope in Dawlish

25 Oct 2018

A soil nail design for a slope stabilisation scheme in Dawlish is complicated by the need to avoid underground services in the road.

Riverside Work in Dartmouth

Riverside Work in Dartmouth

15 Oct 2018

Ground investigations for new development on the banks of the River Dart in DartmouthRed Rock have recently undertaken ground investigations for a new development on the banks of the River Dart in Dartmouth. The assistance of a local barge quickly aided in loading the core boxes and avoided the need to carry each one up 20 metres of steep steps.

Red Rock Artistry at Hidden Earth

Red Rock Artistry at Hidden Earth

02 Oct 2018

Red Rock's very own Paula Grgich-Warke and Cila Gardner submitted art to the art salon at the annual British Cave Research Assoc conference Hidden Earth which was held on Mendip on 22nd - 23rd September 2018. They both received merit awards for their contributions.

Red Rock Student Placements Doing Brilliantly

Red Rock Student Placements Doing Brilliantly

01 Oct 2018

Red rock is incredibly proud that two of our previous students, Edward Lupton and Lucy Cook, have gone on to further success in university. We are pleased that all our student placements have found such success with us, and beyond, and Lucy and Ed are perfect examples!

Community Development Project in Teignbridge

Community Development Project in Teignbridge

11 Sep 2018

Red Rock has been involved in the strategic planning process for a new community development in keeping with the local development plan for Teignbridge.

Static Cone Penetration Testing

Static Cone Penetration Testing

29 Jun 2018

Red Rock have deployed a static cone penetration rig on a development site at Highbridge, Somerset, to provide data for the detailed design of pile foundations and surcharge pre-load ground improvement of deep soft alluvial soils.

Supporting South Dartmoor Community College Geology GCSE Course

Supporting South Dartmoor Community College Geology GCSE Course

28 Jun 2018

Red Rock are pleased to be able to sponsor the new Geology GCSE course at South Dartmoor Community College. We wish James Woodward and his colleagues every success in training the geologists of the future.

BSI ISO9001:2015

BSI ISO9001:2015

31 May 2018

Red Rock are pleased to announce our transfer to BSI for our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation.

South Milton Slope Stabilisation Works

South Milton Slope Stabilisation Works

23 May 2018

Great to see the slope stabilistion works we undertook 10 years ago still looking in great condition.

Moorcroft Quarry

Moorcroft Quarry

17 May 2018

Red Rock undertaking some strength checks to determine suitability of rock armour stone at Moorcroft Quarry in Plymouth.

Cable Percussive in Teignmouth

Cable Percussive in Teignmouth

14 May 2018

Perfect day for a spot of cable percussive borehole drilling. Red Rock are conducting a geotechnical investigation of the soils at a site in sunny Teignmouth.

Horizontal Boreholes Near Salcombe

Horizontal Boreholes Near Salcombe

09 May 2018

Red Rock are currently involved on a new super-property near Salcombe requiring cutting back into a steep slope. We have recently undertaken the geotechnical investigations which included a horizontal cored hole.

Rock Anchor Testing

Rock Anchor Testing

03 May 2018

Push it to the limit! - Red Rock, with the help of Vertical Technology Ltd, have been conducting successful tests on the pull-out resistance of rock anchors to aid in the design of a cliff stabilisation system.

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

30 Apr 2018

Papering over the cracks! - Red Rock designed an anchored slope stabilisation system in an extremely weak and highly fractured rock mass to permit a slope push-back for new buildings at Watergate Bay in Cornwall.

Aerial Drone Panorama

Aerial Drone Panorama

26 Apr 2018

Fantastic aerial drone shot from Land & Minerals Consulting Ltd (t/a QuarryDesign and DroneSurv) for a project we've been working on.

Geobrugg Catch Fence

Geobrugg Catch Fence

25 Apr 2018

Red Rock has recently designed rockfall protection works using the Geobrugg RXE-500-LA rockfall barrier. These fences were installed by Vertical Technology Ltd and were used to protect discrete structures and minimise the environmental impact to this sensitive coastal area.

Red Rock at Westminster

Red Rock at Westminster

26 Oct 2017

Alan White & Dr Peter Arnold were delighted to meet Sir Eric Pickles whilst at Westminster further to our article in the 2016/2017 Construction & Engineering Edition of the Parliamentary Review.

Red Rock in the Parliamentary Review

Red Rock in the Parliamentary Review

14 Sep 2017

We are proud to announce that we are featured in the 2016/2017 Construction & Engineering Edition of the Parliamentary Review. Peter Arnold and Alan White will be heading to Westminster.

Sightseeing in Northern Ireland

Sightseeing in Northern Ireland

17 Aug 2017

After a few days working in Northern Ireland Paula Grgich-Warke & Ercilia Gardner couldn't leave without visiting this well known site - can you name it? Have you been before?

The Gobbins Coastal Path Reopening

The Gobbins Coastal Path Reopening

03 Aug 2017

Red Rock have been working for the last few months in Country Antrim to address the rock fall issues at the Gobbins Coastal Path. A section of the path is now open. More updates to follow.

EG50 - Portsmouth

EG50 - Portsmouth

02 Aug 2017

Dr Pete Arnold discussing eurocodes and rock engineering with Professor John Harrison University of Toronto at the recent EG50 event in Portsmouth

Safety in Tourism

Safety in Tourism

06 Jul 2017

Red Rock have recently been appointed to to assess the rockfall risk to users of a section of coastal cliff path in Northern Ireland and to provide outline cliff stabilisation and design.