Design check of reinforced access road designs for Centre Parcs, Ballymahon

We recently assisted Thrace Synthetic with independent design checks of reinforced soil access roads for the first phase of the 164ha development of the Centre Parcs holiday village in Co. Longford. A set of designs were prepared to deal with a wide variation in ground conditions encountered on the site, with a target CBR of 15% being set at the finished access road surface.

Good construction site practice, high quality materials, and favourable weather conditions led to the target CBR value being consistently exceeded in acceptance testing, with CBR results in excess of 40% frequently being achieved at subformation level in the marginal tills at the site.