The contract covers work on 388 plots and involves driving a mix of steel tubes and precast concrete piles. The steel tubes will be used where there are heave issues in locations where mature trees had run across the site. Each of the 388 plots require an average of 12 piles, giving a total of more than 4,600.
The contract was awarded by Lawley Development Group, which heads up the home building being carried out by Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Charles Church, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. It follows the Aarsleff's installation of 341 piles on the fourth phase of the development.
Aarsleff projects manager Daniel Broadley said: “This is an exciting project simply because of the sheer scale of what is involved. It also allows us to demonstrate the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of precast driven piles, which developers such as Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey are specifying increasingly in preference over other methods.”