Rotary Bored Piling Specialists

Hackney Wick Station

Ultimate Client
Network Rail
Main Contractor
Volker Fitzpatrick Rail
Type of Piling
Rotary Bored
Project Difficulties and Restrictions

The project required the installation of 3No contiguous bored pile walls to retain the existing station. 

The piled walls were to be constructed next to the live train line, the station, and adjacent to the public access route to the train platforms, all requiring careful coordination of operations and limiting the size of equipment in order to maintain a safe working environment.

The Martello Solution

Working next to the live train line and the existing station Martello’s rigs were able to work unaffected by height and weight restrictions which may have restricted the use of bigger equipment, and were able to do this without being subject to restricted working hours or line closures on the railway, thereby creating savings in programme time and cost.

Specific Project Features

The Hackney Wick Train station was to be renovated as part of the ongoing redevelopment of London’s Train Station Framework. 

As part of the scheme an underpass was required to allow safe pedestrian access to the new station, and the contiguous walls would provide a structurally robust retaining structure maximising the area which could be used.


Martello installed 51 piles up to 17.0m deep and at 750mm in diameter for the contiguous walls.

Future Potential

The Martello piling rigs are ideally suited to safely working in a restricted environment, close to the general public.

Their size and weights maximising the programme potential for within normal working hours, and their capability enable large diameter piles and retaining walls to be constructed in most environments. 

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