Redhills, Durham

SMART DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY CREATES VALUE FOR COMMUNITY HERITAGE HUB IN DURHAM

Project Description

Data  40 x 450dia SFA piles to 9m
            35 x 300dia SFA piles to 9m
Client  Absolute Civil Engineering
Type of contract  Design and build contract
Construction period  January – February 2024

The Durham’s Miners Association Hall, affectionately known to the locals as Redhills, is an important beacon of the community for those living in and around Durham. Opened in 1915 as the purpose-built headquarters of the Durham Miner’s Association, the hall has been in disrepair and jeopardy for several years. In 2021, it was gifted back to the people via the Redhills charity, who have worked tirelessly to raise the funds to renew and restore the hall.

The work will enable the full restoration of the Grade II-listed hall known as The Pitman’s Parliament and an extension will enable Redhills to improve accessibility. The full scope of the project hopes to offer a wide-ranging programme of activities and audio-visual displays which bring to life the rich history of the charity and the culture of the Durham coalfield.

Aarsleff were approached by Absolute Civil Engineering to complete a contiguous pile wall as part of the extension works. In total, 40 450mm dia sectional flight auger piles were installed to 9m depths to form the wall and a further 35 300mm dia bearing piles were installed to 9m.

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