Ewer Street, Southwark, London

Client
Elliott Thomas

Contractor
Fussey Piling

Location
Ewer Street, London

Scope
Permanent Cofferdam for basement construction

Piles
PU22-1mm in 10.0m lengths

Ground Conditions
Made ground, overlaying sand and gravel, overlaying London clay.

Value
£140,000 approx

The project at Ewer Street, Southwark, London, involved building a new eight storey student accommodation block.

Elliott Thomas appointed Fussey Piling on the £140k project, to design and install a permanent cofferdam, including framing, to enable the excavation and construction of the basement.

The ground conditions encountered were made ground to a depth of approximately 0.5m, overlaying sand and gravel to approximate 6.5m, overlaying the London clay.  Therefore, to ensure that the piles entered the ground smoothly, the ground was pre-augered before instillation, using the auger motor mounted on the RTG16T.

The sections used were 10.0m PU22-1mm piles, steel grade 355GP in a cofferdam 23.0m x 15.8m internal.

The site bordered a network rail viaduct which had the Jubilee Line running underneath and so vibration had to be kept to an absolute minimum.  To this end, Fussey used a ‘silent and vibration-free’ technique to install the piles, utilizing the WP150, with one of their Sennebogen crawler Cranes.