Huddersfield Ramp

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    Gravitate were the civil and structural engineers for the project

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  • Solving a Ramp Problem in Huddersfield with a Successful Solution


    Element construction are building a number of apartment blocks in Huddersfield on a site that was approximately 5m below the main highway. The access to the site was from a ramp from the main road to the site. The contractor had build a temporary access road using site materials and sandbags. A permanent structure was required for access.

    Ramp Project



    The engineers were Gravitate Consulting. The first ramp design used steel that transferred the loads into ground beams and piles. The project went over budget and the engineers were asked to see if they could come us with an alternative solution. BlockWalls were asked for some ideas.


    The solution was a mix of reinforced concrete interlocking blocks and a reinforced earth ramp. BlockWalls developed an outline idea. Gravitate then developed the idea and designed the solution up. The project was then re-estimated and came within budget.BlockWall prepared a delivery program, manufactured the blocks and delivered them to the construction sequence. The ramp was built to the time line and was a great success.

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Working in partnership with structural engineers and civil engineering contractors

We come from the civil engineering sector and have invested in the development of advanced concrete technology and quality assurance.

Our mission is support structural engineers and civil engineering contractor to come up with innovative solutions to common problems.

Block Walls are the ideal solution for structural engineers and civil contractors who are seeking cost effective solutions to properly manage their projects.


You send us a basic description or drawing of the area you need to construct and a description of the operation. We will do the rest.


1. Our design team will establish which specification will best fit your environment and calculate the number of blocks required to do the job

2. We quote, you order, we make

3. We deliver


Ramp drawingWe offer a full design service from simply working out how many blocks you require for your project to full design including drawings and calculations.

Our full design service can include:

  • Planning applications
  • Structural engineering design and calculations
  • 2D and 3D CAD drawings and BIM models
  • Building regulation applications
  • Full project management services


CALL 0800 880 3135

Call today and tell us about your project. We can then design it and give you the quantities of blocks you require together with a quotation. We supply all the method and risk assessments and COSHH data sheets for installation. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

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