Press release 27/05/1999 00:00 CET

Kvaerner Cementation Foundations has been awarded three piling contracts in central London which together are worth £3 million.

In Chiswell Street in the City, Kvaerner Construction’s piling and ground engineering specialist is working on a three-month £1.3 million project for Kvaerner Trollope & Colls which is building offices on the site. The project, due for completion in August, includes the installation of 83 large diameter rotary bored piles with widths ranging from 900mm to 1,500mm at depths of up to 45 metres.

Cementation Foundation’s experience of deep basements has helped the company win a contract worth more than £1 million in Victoria. Working at the new Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, the company is sinking large diameter bearing piles ranging from 1,050mm to 1,800mm wide at depths of up 47 metres as well as a diaphragm wall to a depth of 20 metres. The contract, awarded by Alora Ltd, is also due for completion in August.

Finally at Atlantic House on Holborn Viaduct, Cementation Foundations is mid way through a £600,000 job to install 219 Continuous Flight Auger piles with diameters ranging from 600mm to 750mm with depths of up to 23.5 metres. A further 123 mini piles which are 300mm in diameter are also being installed to depths of 18 metres. Working for Kvaerner Trollope & Colls which is building a 12-storey office development, Cementation Foundations’ contract is due for completion in August.


For further information contact:

Cheryl Eaton, PR Manager - 01923 423 030

Kris Birkett, Press Officer - 01923 423 833