Project Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Manhattan Gate Middlesbrough

Three lane 'lifting' road bridge for Middlesbrough regeneration

Middlesbrough council required bearing piles to support the development of a three-lane 'lifting' road bridge, with piles located on the dock sides and in the middle of the dock.

Technical Specifications

Pile Type: Bearing

Number of Piles: 16no.         

Diameter: 900mm & 1200mm 

Depth: 26m

The Challenge

Middlesbrough council required bearing piles to support the development of a three-lane 'lifting' road bridge, with piles located on the dock sides and in the middle of the dock. 

The Solution

Martello worked with Dawson Wam to install 15no. 900mm and 1200mm diameter piles to depths of up to 26m. The piles were installed with a 15m permanent liner which was fixed to the to the pile reinforcement cage enabling the concrete level to be brought up through the water in the dock, to the upper casting level. 

The barge platform to dock level was approx. 12.3m and the installation of the liner was to be within a 75mm tolerance, which was successfully achieved. An O-cell was installed into one of the centre pier piles for load testing.

The marine piles were tremied using a land based concrete pump to feed the piles.

The solution Martello provided, allows for large diameter piles to be installed through water as a column in an enclosed steel tube without the necessity to pre-drive any casings. 


Project details

Project name

Manhattan Gate Middlesbrough

Area(s) of expertise

Quay Walls

Techniques

Large diameter bored pile under casing

Contract type

Build

Location

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Client

Dawson Wam

Building Period

2017 - 2017

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