Project Description

Data  133 driven steel sheet piles & 476 driven precast concrete piles
Client  Wates Construction
Type of contract  Design and build contract
Construction period  February – April 2024

Hartlepool’s Mill House Leisure Centre has been in operation since 1972 and the local council identified in recent years that it no longer has the capacity to support the town’s growing population. As such, it was decided that funding would be allocated to create a new, purpose built leisure centre at the Waterfront and Wates Construction were chosen as the main contractor for the scheme.

The groundworks package was a combination of enabling works and foundations, including sheet piling and driven precast concrete piling. Aarsleff Ground Engineering were appointed to deliver both, with our team on site from February to April 2024. In total, 133 sheet piles were installed to form a cantilever cofferdam and 476 driven precast concrete piles were installed to found the building. 

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Case Study

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.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

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.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.