The success of phase one of the development, which saw in excess of 200,000sqft of unit space constructed, has led to start of phase two, which will bring an additional 108,000sqft of unit space to the park. Phase two will also bring advanced sustainability innovations and on-site amenities to the facilities to enhance the well-being and productivity of its occupiers.
A & H Construction awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the foundations contract towards the end of September 2019, which included the structural and slab foundations of all five units encompassed within phase two.
Aarsleff commenced work on December 2nd utilising three of its Junttan PMx22 and PM20 piling rigs to install over 1,140no. precast concrete piles of 250mm and 300mm square. The 300mm square section piles will be used for the building frame foundations, whilst the 250mm square section piles will be utilised for the floor slab foundations.
Some of the piles in a small area of the site were specified to be installed using minimal vibration methods due to being in close proximity to the London Tilbury rail line. Fortunately, Aarsleff was able to offer a CFA solution for these piles which will be installed using its Soilmec SF50, one of Aarsleff's latest rig investments.
Aarsleff's senior technical estimator, Dan Coe, said: "We are pleased to be awarded the piling works for phase two of Segro Park Rainham. It is also great to be working with A & H Construction again this year, having installed precast concrete piles in July for them on a new retail development off Newport Road in Cardiff."