THE CONTINUATION OF THE EDINBURGH TRAM DEVELOPMENT

THE EDINBURGH TRAM DEVELOPMENT

Over 11,000m3 of LECA® LWA is currently being installed for the continuation of the existing Edinburgh Tram Network, which has been developed by the the City of Edinburgh Council to provide a sustainable solution for cleaner and accessible public transport. Shipped directly to the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, LECA® LWA was specified by the Main Contractor Sacyr Farrans Neopul (SFN) as a lightweight solution to provide a robust foundation support for the track bed between two existing retaining walls whilst not applying excessive pressure to the ground and adjacent retaining walls. 

It reaches up to 4m high over variable ground conditions, including loose sand and soft clay/ silt. The LECA® LWA has allowed the project to move forward whilst maintaining the existing structures previously installed by others and minimising the ground consolidation.