Benefil CASE STUDY

Air Raid Shelters - Norwich


When Norwich City Council decided to fill WW2 air raid shelters situated underneath a popular public park, they decided to use Benefil. The shelters had become a liability because of risk of collapse and resultant injury, and the council were looking for lightweight material which would not add significant weight to the existing structure. The Benefil vehicles were parked nearly 100m from the fill point, and hoses laid to the site. Fill pipes inside the shelters were installed by Benefil operatives under confined space procedures. The shelters were filled using 400 cubic metres of material over four days on site. There was minimal disruption to park use, no traffic disruption, and only a single material replenishment delivery was required.