FK Lowry Piling have completed a secant bored pile wall in London. Over 400 No. 600mm dia. CFA Piles were installed on the project in Chiswick, West London to form 180 linear metres of secant wall for a 6m deep basement for a new Safestore, Self-Storage Facility.
The high profile scheme was located adjacent to the busy A4 Dual Carriageway, the main Western thoroughfare into and out of London.
The Ground Conditions consisted of Made Ground & Fill overlying water bearing loose to medium dense Sands & Gravels before very stiff Clays were encountered at depth.
FK Lowry’s Soilmec SR-75 piling rig is a dual discipline Rig and has a maximum CFA depth capability of 29m.
“The Chiswick Scheme was an extremely important project to the Team. It was extremely high profile as the site was located adjacent to the Main A40 going into and out of London. A Trunk Route that carries thousands of vehicles every day. Therefore, we were delighted to be able to mobilise our 2015 75t Soilmec SR-75 Piling Rig. Furthermore, this was also our first opportunity to work alongside Underwood Carpenter and we are delighted with the relationship that we struck with the Kent based Contractor. I have no doubt that the working relationships formed meant that we completed the project to programme and budget.”Jonathan Pearson, Contracts Engineer