Project Description

SCOPE OF WORKS: 143m of sheet pile wall from 3-9m

CLIENT: Hargreaves Contracting Limited

CONTRACT: Design and build


Aarsleff were contracted to install 143m of sheet piling for a new residential structure in Stockport, near Manchester. On the site of a former car wash, the development plans to create 73 one- and two-bedroom apartments and will aim to create affordable housing for local residents.

The provided cross sections of the building and proposed layout of the sheet pile wall were complex and meant our engineers needed to dedicate time to more deeply understand the scheme through conversations with our client and site visits.

It was initially proposed that the sheets be driven using a Movax attachment to an excavator, which is effective in soils of low to medium strength. Borehole investigations indicated a hard stratum of sandstone at 7.9m below ground level. To ensure the most efficient delivery, it was identified that designed pile toe level must be above this 7.9m level, which our design engineers achieved through an effective and economic design.

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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.

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