Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Student uprising

FOUNDATION CONTRACTOR Piling Solutions, working for Mount Anvil Construction, has installed 442, 450mm diameter piles for the foundations of the student residences and a sports hall at Kingston College, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

Clients for the contract were Kingston College and Persimmon Homes. The engineer was Upton McGoughan.

Work was carried out in three phases. The first involved installing a preliminary test group of 36, 500mm diameter CFA piles using a restricted access CA40 rig. A Stealth T15000 mini piling rig, with a fully retractable telescopic mast and adjustable tracks, was then used to install 83, 400mm diameter piles in restricted headroom of just 2. 7m.

Finally, a CMV TH10-30 CFA rig installed 323, 300mm diameter piles for the sports hall. All the piles had a maximum load of 375kN.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.