Rotary Bored Piling Specialists

The Point - Aberdeen

Ultimate Client
Main Contractor
Type of Piling
Contig Wall
750mm & 450mm
Average 15m
Project Difficulties and Restrictions

The project to construct a bored pile retaining wall, required the works to be carried out on an elevated platform, which was restricted in nature.
The restrictions to the platform, limited the size of the piling equipment which could be used for the project.
In addition, the site was also situated adjacent to a live dual carriage way on one side, and a school on another, necessitating carefully coordinated deliveries to the project.
A listed church spire located at the centre of the works further inhibited the movement of plant and equipment around the site, and frequent sandstone obstructions from the foundations of previous buildings, and naturally occurring boulders in the glacial till were to be encountered increasing the difficulties to the piling operations.

The Martello Solution

Martello employed two of their MP5000 series piling rigs to carry out the works, and these were comfortably able to work within the restricted platform area and install the 132No 750mm diameter piles.  

Using coring equipment, Martello were able to remove the existing foundation obstructions and boulders along the line of the wall and install the piles needed to support the new office structure. 

Martello planned all deliveries in advance to keep disruptions to the school and local businesses to a minimum, and to ensure a safe environment during those deliveries.

Specific Project Features

Martello designed a bored pile retaining wall of 132 No contiguous piles to depths of up to 15m, to form a bored pile retaining wall.

The finished office structure was to incorporate the Triple Kirks Spire as the centre piece of its development.

Future Potential

The use of Martello’s piling equipment can enable projects to be undertaken on restricted sites, with the minimum of disruption with equipment having the ability to install large diameter piles and overcome natural and man made obstructions.

Get In Touch

For more information about our services and how we can help you with your projects, please call us on 01476 570781 or leave us a message below.