Rotary Bored Piling Specialists


Ultimate Client
Wimbledon LTA
Main Contractor
Sir Robert McAlpine
Type of Piling
900mm & 600mm
Project Difficulties and Restrictions

A new retractable roof for Wimbledon Court No1 required 900mm dimeter piled foundations for the super-columns supporting the roof. The requirement to maintain the working functionality of the No 1 Court facility meant that these foundations were to be constructed with the minimum disruption.
The Delivery Bay, The Ice Cream Parlour and the Restaurant had very restricted access conditions, and a headroom constraint of 3.6m to 5.0m., requiring a total of 19 No 900mm diameter piles to 35.0m depth.

The Martello Solution

Martello used their smallest rig the MP4001 to access the Delivery Bay and Ice Cream Parlour without any major demolition works, to access the area below the Restaurant a hole was cut in the floor and the rig was lowered to the underlying basement by winching it down by hand!
The use of the MP4001 allowed the large diameter piles to be installed for the super-columns without major disruption to the highly important No1 Court facility, thereby ensuring the client's ability to maintain its revenue during Wimbledon.

Specific Project Features

Martello 17 No 900mm diameter piles to 35.0m and 2 No 600mm diameter piles to 12.0m. The site restrictions required concrete for the project was pumped approximately 120m.

Future Potential

Large diameter piles can be installed to depths in excess of 35.0m in low headroom conditions to provide engineering solutions which are highly cost effective where disruption or demolition is undesirable or impossible.

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