Contiguous Pile Wall for Leeds University Business School

Contiguous Pile Wall for Leeds University Business School

Established in 1904, the University of Leeds is a public research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research, its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.

In October 2019, BAM Construction Ltd (North East) awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the contract to deliver both a contiguous pile wall and bearing piles for the University’s new teaching facility on Cloberry Street. The new six-storey teaching block forms phase three of the Business School’s expansion plans, and includes technology-rich, flexible teaching spaces, lecture theatres, a new Trading Room and Behavioural Laboratories to provide more flexible and innovative ways of teaching.

From the 25th November to 15th January, Aarsleff were on site with a Soilmec SR-45 CFA piling rig, installing a 1517m long contiguous pile wall, constructed on 600mm nominal diameter continuous flight auger piles for retained heights up to 5.85m. The contig piles were designed to be cantilever in the temporary condition then propped by the basement and ground floor slab in the permanent condition. Aarsleff utilised a SR-45 to install the piles due to it being an easily transportable hydraulic piling rig around the university’s campus…

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