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.