March 13th, 2013
Dew Piling Ltd has commenced work on the Beckton Peninsula Piling Contract in January 2013, this forms part of the Lee Tunnel Project. The works are located at the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works and involve the installation of a Marine Outfall Cofferdam for Morgan Sindall plc, Vinci Construction and Bachy Solentanche Ltd (MVB) Joint Venture.
The project has a value of close to £500,000 and involves the installation of 55No. pairs of AZ26-700 sheet piles and 33No. pairs of AZ36-700 sheet piles at 20.5 metres in length. There are also 129 metres of 430mm x 100mm Twin Channel Walings to fit which will be welded to the piles to stop lateral movement. The cofferdam will then be tied together with 130 metres of 47mm Dywidag bars. Dew Piling is delighted to be working on this large construction project, an overall value of £635 million.
On-going works at Lee Tunnel Project
November 1st, 2012
Bombay Sapphire gin, the world’s number one premium gin by value has now commenced work on its distillery in Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire.
The project is a multi-million pound restoration of the historic buildings which housed one of England’s most significant bank note paper making facilities. The design for the site is headed by acclaimed London designer Thomas Heatherwick and his team at Heatherwick Studio. The site will be completely renovated from a derelict mill into a state of the art premium gin distillery and visitor centre encompassing the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability.
Dew Piling in consultation with main contractor Meller and Engineers Graham Schofield Associates designed a temporary sheet piled cofferdam for the SSSI site (Site of Special Scientific Interest) to enable the construction of the foundations associated with a new Glass House situated approximately 3 metres below the adjacent River Test. Access to the site was through a listed stone arch only 10ft 3” in the centre which was too small for standard articulated units to navigate. Dew mobilised their own Shunter Tug normally at work in their Oldham Depot to reverse all equipment through the arch and into the site. To overcome the strict noise and vibration limits associated with this site Dew decided to install the 110 piles with one of its Kowan Still Worker WP150 hydraulic press machines which proved very successful in the soft white chalk.
The SSSI site had an Environmental Agency restriction on silt disturbance therefore the normal practice of high pressure water jetting was not considered but instead a continuous hose pipe feed at standard domestic pressure was used to lubricate the pile during installation. The contract was successfully completed within the programmed 2 week window and Dew will return to extract the piles in the coming months when the foundations are complete.
Specialist Dew Piling equipment was essential for this contract
October 17th, 2012
Dew piling were delighted to be awarded the Supply Chain Gold safety Award by Wates Living Space Oldham PFI. The award is in recognition of the best performing subcontractor within Wates Living Space Oldham PFI in 2012.
Wates Gold Safety Award 2012
August 27th, 2012
Dew Piling have now successfully completed 3 separate piling contracts on the £113 million Gateways to Oldham project where more than 300 new council homes will be built and 322 council properties will be refurbished.
The overall scheme includes two new community centers, improved parking, footpaths, street lighting and a retail unit over a 25-year period. Areas earmarked for improvements include the Crossley and Primrose Bank estates with the new homes built on brown field sites at Westwood and Fitton Hill.
Steve Jackson, Wates Living Space’s regional managing director, said: “Today marks the start of a significant transformation in Oldham’s housing provision and we are delighted to be part of that. We have an excellent site team in place that have already been busy making links with the local community to ensure we utilize our presence in the borough to create local employment and training opportunities”.
July 6th, 2012
Recent completion of phase 1 of the Dew Piling designed 81m long retaining wall will provide permanent support on the St Edmunds Terrace development in North London which Galliford Try are developing for The Guinness Partnership.
The completed scheme features a mix of 64 affordable homes and private sale homes worth £10.4m in total.
July 6th, 2012
Dew Piling have just completed a 62m long retaining wall for McLaren Construction on a £41 million distribution facility for ASDA, in the Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale.
The low carbon development will comprise of 530,000 sq ft. of chilled and freezer distribution, a plant deck with associated enabling and external works, offices, new car park and hard and soft landscaping, a vehicle wash and fuelling facility and a 131,000 sq ft. onsite Service Centre.
June 5th, 2012
Dew Piling have just completed a £200,000 contract with Jones Homes at their Coopers Wharf Development in Warrington next to the Manchester Ship Canal.
The contract required the installation of 85 linear metres of a sheet piled wall using PU18-1 sections 9m long with another row of anchor piles and tie rods, to support the ground adjacent to the canal.
The work was done using conventional piling methods with spud piles and a frame.