Multi-Discipline Excellence: Great Blakenham

In August 2021, Aarsleff Ground Engineering conducted a sizeable multi-discipline project on behalf of client Team AB who have been appointed as the main contractor in building a new logistics park in Ipswich, Great Blakenham.

The establishment, named ‘Port One’, will soon boast a bespoke warehouse set to revolutionise e-commerce warehousing. The impressive warehouse will offer uninterrupted access 24/7 and 365 days per year. The overall site consists of 90 million cubic feet of capacity, 1.8m sq. foot floor space and 21m eaves capacity. The geographical positioning of the scheme is conveniently located a short 20-minute drive from the A14, which is also situated closely to the Port of Felixstowe.

With a combination of our own in-house capabilities and a highly skilled workforce, Aarsleff were able to design and deliver multi-discipline excellence, bringing together our individual departments; Insitu, Specialist Retaining Walls and Geotechnical.

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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

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The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

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Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

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From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

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