FK Lowry Piling Successfully Complete Thames Tideway Tunnel Project
- 21st May 2018
FK Lowry Piling was awarded a £2.7M contract by the BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty joint venture who are constructing the west section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, to deliver ground engineering solutions at the Carnwath Road Riverside work site in South West London.
FK Lowry Piling installed 91 linear metres of hard/firm secant bored pile walls with 880mm diameter temporary casings to form a 30m diameter shaft for the west section’s main tunnel drive.
The secant bored pile walls were designed and installed to create a water ‘cut-off’ into the underlying London Clay to allow the construction of a 50-metre-deep main launch shaft for the tunnel boring machine.
As well as the main shaft, FK Lowry Piling also installed a range of CFA and Rotary Bored piles ranging from 750mm, 900mm and 1180mm diameter with 2 No. dual purpose Soilmec SR-75 and SR-95 Piling Rigs. Both, with the latest Tier IV Engines that adhered to latest engine emissions standards to EU Directive 97/68/EC.
David Brown, Section Manager for the Carnwath Road Riverside site commented: “FK Lowry completed technically challenging works on a very constrained site at Carnwath Rd, safely and to a high standard. They’re a thoroughly professional company who produce high quality work”.
Niall McGill, FK Lowry Piling Director commented, “We at FK Lowry Piling were delighted to be involved in the successful delivery of Carnwath Rd which is an integral part of one of the most prestigious Civil Engineering Projects that the UK has seen in many years. With our dedicated team and state-of-the-art Piling Rigs, we delivered this project with the highest safety standards, within programme and cost requirements. We at FK Lowry Piling continue to deliver on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project with award of repeat business on the Hammersmith Pumping Station and Dormay Street projects.”