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Piling for Nine Elms post office completed

The Continuous Flight Auger Rig at work in Battersea

VolkerGround Engineering (VGE) has completed piling works for the new Nine Elms Royal Mail delivery office, part of the transformative project around Battersea Power Station.

VGE was appointed by fellow VolkerWessels UK subsidiary VolkerFitzpatrick, to install the 450mm diameter bored piled foundations to an average depth of 20m.

“This project was a great achievement to be awarded, as we were able to use our own newly commissioned CFA [continuous flight auger] equipment for the first time and participate in building on a new up and coming development site,” said VGE director Chris Thomas.

“We have been pleased there were no technical difficulties as ground conditions are well known to us in this part of London.”

VolkerFitzpatrick’s contract for the scheme is to construct the new Royal Mail delivery office and a multi-storey car park, which will incorporate a vehicle servicing centre.

The work is part of a massive regenerative project around the disused power station, including a new Thames footbridge from Nine Elms to Pimlico, the extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea, as well as 18,000 homes and a roof garden on the power station.

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