High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Leader Rig Driven Temporary Sheet Piles

We were engaged by our customer on this project to install a 180m run of 8.0m Z piles to form a temporary, left in, sheet pile retaining wall directly in front of an existing concrete retaining wall. The new warehousing development required the back of the site to be lowered by approximately 2.5m to produce a more gently sloping industrial zone than the existing steeply sloping site.

The piles, produced by Arcelor Mittal, were supplied in loose pairs to enable the sheets to be driven together or in singles depending upon the varying ground conditions across the site. We employed the use of our powerful Bauer RTG 16T Leader Rig to drive most of the piles in pairs to finished level. With an anticipated programme of 2 weeks we managed to complete the piling in just 7 days. This was due to the way the client expertly prepared the site in advance, and the very hard work from our piling team on the project.