FK Lowry successfully installed the Bearing piles for the new production extensions for Diageo Global supply in St James Gate Dublin. Pile construction techniques included Continuous Flight Auger (CFA), Precast Driven piles and rock anchors.
The new €153 million brewery on the sprawling Guinness site at St. James’ Gate, Dublin, will be able to produce more than 1.2 billion pints a year, 40% more than the current maximum capacity. The scope of FK Lowry’s works included the installation of 636No 355mm x 355mm Precast Piles, 127No 275mmx275mm Precast Piles, 210No 600mm diameter CFA Piles and a total of 27No Rock Anchors.
The buildings, which included a new Fermentation plant, Brewhouse and Waste water Neutralization Plant, are being constructed on a brown field site, within a live food production environment. Diageo required all subcontractors to operate to the highest levels of environmental good practice and operate within strict IPPC codes of practice for pollution prevention and control.
FK Lowry provided comprehensive Method statements and rigorous risk assessments to ensure that all work near existing live services could be carried out in line with Diageo’s strict ‘Zero Risk, Zero harm’ policy. FK Lowry constructed CFA piles in sensitive ground conditions within close proximity to existing buildings and over underground DART cross passages.
Strict vibration, movement, noise and dust limits where in put in place and adhered to during piling operations across the site.