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Drakelands Tungsten Mine

Project data

Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Opencast pit with dimensions of 800m long x 400 wide x 260m deep

Capacity to produce approximately 3,500 tonnes of tungsten and 500 tonnes of tin per year

15m high walls in places


High concrete finish required

Construction of crusher house and concrete columns for the feed bin vaults

Construction of the slab included the height and depth of the slab to be poured.


STAM Construction Ltd

Customer's benefit

Versatile formwork systems that can be used for the different aspects of the build

Continuous communication to ensure challenging project timescale realised


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Mick Taylor
Site Manager

Mick Taylor from STAM Construction, said: “The Drakelands Mine project has been a challenging project to have been involved with. When we were awarded the contract we contacted PERI to provide us with their advice to ensure the project would run smoothly and we have been very pleased with the service their team have provided us through this rewarding journey.”

PERI solution

MULTIPROP used for the construction of the challenging slab 

VARIO GT 24 Girder system to form 15m high walls

VARIO System used to construct columns