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Leith's quay component


DEW PILING has just completed piling for the main combi wall for a new quay at Leith's Western Harbour in Edinburgh.

Work is now under way to install anchor piles, walings and tie bars that will support the wall during construction of the quay behind, involving placement of more than 35,000t of in'll material.

Dew's £1.4M subcontract, awarded by Sir Robert McAlpine, forms part of the regeneration of the harbour area which was previously Edinburgh's main port.Development plans for the derelict site include a marina, apartments, a shopping complex and landscaping of the seafront to provide a leisure area.

The 22m long tubular piles that form the 150m long wall were driven overwater using piling guide frames, supported by tubular spud piles, to control position and verticality.

These are founded in the underlying bedrock.

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