Segro Park Rainham is set to be one of East London’s most
advanced industrial and warehouse developments. As part of the East Plus Scheme
to regenerate under-developed and brownfield sites, the park is expected to create
many new employment opportunities for local people across a broad range of
The success of phase one of the development, which saw in
excess of 200,000 sq ft of unit space constructed, has led to start of phase
two, which will bring an additional 108,000 sq ft of unit space to the park. Phase
two will also bring advanced sustainability innovations and on-site amenities
to the facilities to enhance the well-being and productivity of its occupiers.
A & H Construction awarded Aarsleff the foundations
contract towards the end of September, which included the structural and slab
foundations of all five units encompassed within phase two.
Commencing works on the 2nd December, Aarsleff
will utilise three of its Junttan PMx22 and PM20 piling rigs to install over 1,140no.
precast concrete piles of 250mm and 300mm square. The 300mm square section
piles will be used for the building frame foundations, whilst the 250mm square
section piles will be utilised for the floor slab foundations.
Some of the piles in a small area of the site were specified
to be installed using minimal vibration methods due to being in close proximity
to the London Tilbury rail line. Fortunately, Aarsleff was able to offer a CFA
solution for these piles which will be installed using their Soilmec SF50, one
of Aarsleff’s latest rig investments.
Aarsleff’s Senior Technical Estimator Dan Coe said,
“We are pleased to be awarded the piling works for phase
two of Segro Park Rainham. It is also great to be working with A & H
Construction again this year, having installed precast concrete piles in July
for them on a new retail development off Newport Road in Cardiff.”
Aarsleff Ground Engineering expect to complete their piling
works before Christmas with construction to be complete and ready for lease in Quarter
3 of 2020.