James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Anchored Retaining Wall


Lerryn, Cornwall


Private Homeowner


A1 Complete Builders

Contract Value


Services Provided

Conservation Area Consent
Contract Administration
Planning Permission
Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Tendering Process

The Project

A 6m long, 2m high section of stone wall, forming the boundary between the property and the main road through the village, collapsed leaving a large area of earth exposed.  Although the collapsed wall appeared to consist simply of stone facing to an earth bank, an engineered retaining structure needed to be reinstated due to the proximity of the road.

To minimise the amount of excavation required and therefore minimise the disruption to the road and garden, James Lockyer Associates designed an anchored blockwork retaining wall to be constructed on an anchored reinforced concrete beam foundation.  The new wall was faced with stone to enhance its appearance within the Conservation Area.  Technical Approval was obtained from Cornwall Council Highways Department for the proposed works.

  • Original collapse
  • During Construction
  • During Construction
  • Finished Product