Piling contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering completed the contract to pile phase 1 of Chobham Manor, a flagship Taylor Wimpey residential and commercial development project and one of the first of five new neighbourhoods built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park site, London.
Taylor-Wimpey awarded the piling contract to specialist piling contractor Aarsleff who, in addition to its vast experience on large-scale residential projects, also operate Junttan rigs with enclosed hammers, which contribute to the reduction in noise pollution.
In addition, the area that was developed used to be a landfill site and being so close to London may well have been subject to stray German aerial ordnance from bombing during WWII. With this ever-present consideration in mind, piling also had to proceed alongside a specialist ground survey team, as the site of each pile had to be declared safe of unexploded ordnance before each pile was pitched…
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