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

Retaining Wall Repair


Exeter, Devon


Peverel Retirement


Bridge Civil Engineering

Contract Value


Services Provided

Contract Administration
Planning Permission
Project Management
Site Investigation
Structural Design
Tendering Process

The Project

The sudden and unexpected collapse of this large boundary retaining wall occurred in November 2012 during a period of bad weather and extreme rainfall, and was widely reported.

We assessed and arranged emergency works to safeguard the block of retirement flats behind the wall and stabilise the remaining wall.

Following erection of temporary shoring and protection of the exposed ground, we planned, designed and arranged reconstruction works, which involved the construction of a stone faced anchored reinforced masonry backing wall, and additional plated anchorages to stabilise the remaining wall either side of the collapse.

The works were completed to a high standard by the contractor, with minimum disruption to the residents who were able to stay in their homes throughout, and who were very complimentary with the way in which the works had been planned and executed.

  • Collapsed spoil
  • Bank protection
  • Retaining wall construction
  • Completed wall