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FK Lowry completes piling works at Waterfront Hall

13 Jan 2015

FK Lowry Piling have successfully completed a CFA Piling Project at one of Belfast’s most well-known Landmarks. The new £29.5M extension to the Waterfront Hall is now well underway and the new extension will more than double the event space to 7,000m2.

Main Contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey appointed FK Lowry Piling to install 253 No. 450 Diameter CFA Piles on the £200,000 scheme. Furthermore, a number of the pile positions had to be pre-bored to overcome the existing Made Ground/Fill and the existing Quay Wall of the adjacent River Lagan.

FK Lowry Piling deployed their powerful dual purpose Soilmec SR70 Rig to pre-bore through the obstructions and Made Ground with 700mm diameter Casing and 600mm diameter rotary tooling.

“The existing Fill & Made Ground was very compact in its nature and we relied upon the high torque of the SR70 Piling Rig, not only to penetrate through the Fill but, at certain locations to bore down through the existing Quay Wall. We were able to back-fill at these locations and followed on with conventional CFA Piles that passed down through the overburden unhindered.”
Seamus Keane, FK Lowry Piling’s Contracts Engineer
“FK Lowry Piling were privileged to have carried out the original Piling package to the Waterfront Hall back in the Mid 90’s, so it was only fitting that we were able to provide Main Contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, with a technical solution for this prestigious extension to one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic Buildings.”
Sam Pyper, FK Lowry Piling’s Contracts Manager
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