FK Lowry Completes Flagship London Ikea Superstore
- 19th Jun 2018
FK Lowry have successfully completed a £1.2M Bored Displacement Piling Project for IKEA’s new Greenwich Store in London. FK Lowry Piling were sub-contracted to McLaughlin & Harvey to install 1,700 No. 450mm Dia. Bored Displacement Piles to depths ranging from 11m to 15m to carry axial loads of up to 800kN.
FK Lowry deployed their Soilmec SR-75 and SF-65 Piling Rigs to the 10 Week scheme. Contracts Manager Sam Pyper explains, “Bored Displacement Piling was successfully used on the Ikea Scheme as they have the capability of providing high capacity, small diameter piles. The Bored Displacement system had the added advantage in that it generates significantly less “pile spoil” than other piling methods and lends itself well to the sustainable design running through the entire project. The Piling Technique is particularly relevant on “Brownfield” or “Contaminated” Sites were the cost of removing spoil is at a premium”.
FK Lowry’s fleet of piling rigs have the capability to undertake various techniques such as CFA, Rotary and Bored Displacement Piling and all adhere to the latest EU Directives on Emission Standards that satisfy the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) legislation.