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Chalk challenge Piling for the new Norfolk & Norwich Hospital has to cope with variable chalk bedrock that has been eroded into a complex system of subterranean valleys.

Construction of one of the first of the Government's Private Finance Initiative hospitals is well under way. Principal contractor John Laing started work on the new £200M Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in Colney, on the western outskirts of Norwich, in January this year, and piling contractor May Gurney Technical Services is now forming the extensive foundations for the 11 buildings that will make up the new medical facility.

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