PENNINE Vibropiling is installing foundations for redevelopment work by Barr Construction at Craven Cottage, home of Fulham Football Club in south-west London.
Once finished, the ground will hold 22,000 fans. The new Putney stand will be supported by 350mm diameter CFA piles, capable of withstanding compression loads between 150kN and 410kN and tension loads up to 200kN.
The contract includes foundations for the extension to the Hammersmith stand. CFA piles are again being used, along with minipiles to cope with restricted headroom on this part of the stadium.
Minipiles are also being used to support one of four new flood lighting towers being built.