The Kelpies Revisited
The Kelpies Revisited 2022 - Winner of the National Lottery Sustainability Award
The winner of the National Lottery Sustainability Award, the Kelpies have become a landmark in Scotland, which 10 years later has remained an architectural masterpiece that stands proud in the Helix. Designed by the world renowned Sculptor Andy Scott to present strength and power – this landmark has remained a huge tourist attraction for the region of Falkirk, which the local community are proud to present to the world.
The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies, located between Falkirk and Grangemouth, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland.
LECA LWA was specified for this project in 2007 and played a role in enabling land raising over water mains – due to its natural water management properties and providing strength and load compensation to the poor ground conditions in the area of regeneration.
Delivered directly to a local site, this enabled works to be completed quickly and easily.
We revisited this project and were delighted to see that it still looks as majestic as it did 10 years ago (see our video below) and we are proud to see that LECA played a part of this engineering masterpiece.
The Kelpies Case Study
The Helix - Falkirk