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Midland Quarry, formerly a 16 hectare site ceased operation in the late 1990’s with the site remaining derelict until a regeneration project finally commenced.
The proposed regeneration of this site for residential housing required the in-filling of the shallow void to create a development platform suitable for the construction of roads, drainage and housing. To maximise the area available for development a 35m high reinforced soil embankment was proposed between the two voids, enabling the filling of the smaller void with engineered fills behind the reinforced soil block.
This presentation will focus on the application of geosynthetic reinforced slopes, the engineering principals involved, and a closer look at the regeneration of Midland Quarry.
Please contact Heng Kokhui for further information.
The company was founded as the limited partnership H. & J. Huesker & Co, in December 1861 in Gescher, Germany. With the dawn of rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century and the success of flax and hemp cultivation, Münsterland found itself in the spotlight of the European textile industry.
As a result, in 1863 the company began producing cotton textiles in its newly completed factory. Germany's rapid industrial expansion during this period brought swift growth and by 1867 the company was already manufacturing on 200 looms.
In addition to the mass market, an extensive niche market also developed for products that could fulfil special functions in technically complex and economically highly efficient applications. In 1958, HUESKER recognised the extremely promising outlook for synthetic textiles and began its production of technical textiles with the manufacture of tarpaulin filter fabrics and sandbags.
This was followed by the development of multi-functional geotextiles and the design of sophisticated combined applications for separation, filtration and drainage.
Continuous expansion of the product range ultimately led to the foundation in 1973 of the independent, medium-sized company, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, a global player with an extensive sales network of expert partners.