VolkerGround Engineering was awarded a £300,000 contract to work on the Essoldo House development located on King’s Road, London.
This new building will include a luxury three-screen cinema and a block of bespoke residential apartments.
The proposed new mix-build scheme included the demolition of the existing buildings on site and extension of the basement. An in-situ concrete structural frame was constructed from the basement to the fourth floor.
VolkerGround Engineering’s contributions to this project included the construction of a secant wall. The team used Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) techniques to reduce vibrations on existing foundations as the elevations were adjacent to a party wall on one side and a public footpath on the other.
Site restrictions presented a challenge for the VolkerGround Engineering team. The site was small with limited room available for manoeuvring large plant and equipment. The team worked closely with the client to ensure the movement of cabins did not interrupt the flow of work and took the local residents into full consideration.
Along with VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerGround Engineering showcased their ground preparation works for Essoldo House as part of an annual Open Doors event, run in partnership between Build UK and The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The event gives the public and future generations of engineers insight into the building process