Restricted Access Piling for famous Entertainment Venue in London
McLaren Construction awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the restricted access piling contract for the £352,000.00 design and build contract for the construction of a new cinema and retail development within a large entertainment venue on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London.
Specifically, Aarsleff’s scope of work included the design to Eurocodes and installation of 384 No. 11m long 350mm diameter precast concrete piles and 37No. 18m long 339 mm diameter steel tube piles driven by Aarsleff’s Banut 700 (B17) piling rig. There were also 21No. 18m 340mm diameter ‘access restricted piles’ situated beneath 2No. Quadro-pods which had to be pitched in 4m segments and welded by Aarsleff on-site during installation.
Due to the height restriction Aarsleff utilised their bespoke Banut 500 limited headroom piling rig to solve this issue. Prior to construction, Aarsleff carried out 4No. Static load tests to prove the piles could sustain the required loads on the project. Dynamic proof load tests were carried out on 8no piles, together with 2no CAPWAP analysis across the full extent of the site to prove the piles capacity to carry and/or resist loads.
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