FK Lowry Piling completes Thames Tideway Tunnel project

FK Lowry Piling has installed 91 linear metres of hard/firm secant bored pile walls with 880mm diameter temporary casings to form a 30m diameter shaft for the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
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FK Lowry Piling for the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

The £2.7 million contract to deliver ground engineering solutions at the Carnwath Road Riverside work site in South West London was awarded to FK Lowry Piling by BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty the joint venture constructing the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

The secant bored pile walls were designed and installed to create a water ‘cut-off' into the underlying London Clay to allow the construction of a 50m deep main launch shaft for the tunnel boring machine.

As well as the main shaft, FK Lowry Piling also installed a range of CFA and rotary bored piles ranging from 750mm, 900mm and 1,180mm diameter with 2 No. dual-purpose Soilmec SR-75 and SR-95 piling rigs, both, with the latest Tier IV engines that adhered to latest emissions standards to EU Directive 97/68/EC.

Niall McGill, FK Lowry Piling director said of the project: "We at FK Lowry Piling were delighted to be involved in the successful delivery of Carnwath Road which is an integral part of one of the most prestigious civil engineering projects that the UK has seen in many years. With our dedicated team and state-of-the-art piling rigs, we delivered this project with the highest safety standards, within programme and cost requirements. We at FK Lowry Piling continue to deliver on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project with the award of repeat business on the Hammersmith pumping station and Dormay Street projects."

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