Aarsleff Ground Engineering awarded piling contract for new Stadium Leisure Complex in York

On behalf of main client, Greenwich Leisure Ltd & Wrenbridge York Sport Ltd, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has awarded Aarsleff Ground Engineering the piling works for the New Stadium Leisure Complex in York.  The new Stadium Leisure Complex Project will combine sport, health and educational facilities and once completed, will include an 8,000 all seater stadium to be shared by York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club, swimming facilities, cinema, gym, dance studio and a sports hall with spectator seating. The scheme will also house a wide range of community facilities, catering and hospitality venues and family leisure activities.

The initial enquiry was specified as a CFA pile design, however Aarsleff sought early engagement with Buckingham Group to detail the benefits of a driven precast alternative. Aarsleff collaborated with Arup in front of order receipt, to propose the most efficient solution for the project.

Owing to the offsite benefits of precast piling in relation to low carbon footprint, factory quality piles and no spoil away during installation, Aarsleff’s Foundations Estimator Euan Allison comments: “Quite simply, we are putting less material in the ground, to achieve the same end”.

Aarsleff Ground Engineering are on site now installing 925 No precast concrete piles up to 250mm diameter and pile lengths varying from 9 to 14m. Piles will be driven with 3 of Aarsleff’s own Junttan Rigs, including the PMx22. Aarsleff’s work will provide the foundations for the Retail, Leisure and East Stand buildings.

For more information about Aarsleff Ground Engineering and its driven precast piling solutions, contact the company on 01636 611140 or email info@aarsleff.co.uk

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