County Durham

VolkerGround Engineering has completed a project for Bowmer & Kirkland, installing Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) bearing piles and a sheet pile retaining wall at a new Hampton by Hilton hotel in Stockton-on-Tees. The works were completed using a PVE 55 and ABI TM 13/16 leader rig.

The new Hampton by Hilton Hotel is part of the Northshore regeneration scheme, building new business and leisure facilities near Stockton town centre.

The ground on site at Stockton was split-level and the team had to begin performing the CFA piling from a low level area. However, certain parts of these low level CFA works could only be completed once sheet piles were installed from the top level.

The VolkerGround Engineering team carefully planned the logistics of this build to ensure all sheet piles were installed at the correct time for CFA piling to begin.

The team provided a combined solution of steel and concrete, which allowed the principal contractor to award a single contract that covered both requirements.

This provided a benefit to the client of less subcontractor interfaces to manage. Being able to manage both disciplines was both a time-saving and cost effective benefit for Bowmer & Kirkland.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Muse Developments, the Homes & Communities Agency, Stockton Borough Council
  • Main Contractor
    Bowmer & Kirkland
  • Value
  • Commencement Date
    December 2017
  • Completion Date
    January 2017
  • Project categories
    CFA - Continuous Flight Auger bored piling