Case Studies

Land Stability Assessment

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Landslide, Wincanton, South Somerset

Land instabilities can sometimes be of a scale that common slope stabilisation measures, are impractical to implement.

Red Rock have considerable experience in the management of such slopes and the development of remedial solutions to controlling land movements and putting the land back into safe use.


Both Peter Arnold and Alan White have considerable local, national and international experience of land instabilities having worked on projects in seismically active New Zealand and the congested urban environment of Hong Kong. This experience is supplemented with technical assistance of our retained consultant, Emeritus Professor James Griffiths.


In the UK, Red Rock have been involved in landslide assessments and remediation schemes throughout the south west.

Red Rock were commissioned to undertake a feasibility assessment of a landslide which blighted 24 acres of farm land in South Somerset making it unusable for even light grazing.  From ground investigations of this geological complex site, Red Rock designed an earth buttress and drainage solutions solution to put the land back into productive use.


Following the winter storms of 2012/13, another large landslide, this time in East Devon, resulted in the loss of usable farm land and blocked access. Red Rock assisted the land owners in developing a scheme which they could undertake using their plant to allow the land to reprofiled and drainage and put back in use.

The Gobbins Coastal Walkway

For the last few years Red Rock Geo have been Geotechnical consultants to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council leading the works to reopen the Gobbins Coastal Walkway in Northern Ireland.

Fort Bovisand Redevelopment

Red Rock have been geotechnical consultants for the £14m redevelopment of the historic Victorian fort of Fort Bovisand lying on the eastern approaches to Plymouth Sound.