Midland Metropolitan Hospital Healthcare

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Smethwick, United Kingdom
Public Sector
Project Cost:
£3 million
Completion Date:
April 2016
Project Period:
26 weeks

Installation of a 300m retaining wall for a new hospital development. Installation of bored CFA and driven piles for the foundations of the hospital buildings and 1700 space underground car park.

Plant Utilised:

CFA Piling Rigs

Midland Metropolitan Hospital Healthcare

The Challenge from the Client

Install a retaining wall alongside the London Road in Smethwick. The retaining wall must also provide a support to the multi-storey car park entrance slab, which in turn must span the service road running at the base of the retaining wall.

The Ivor King Solution

Whereas a sheet piled solution would suffice for the retaining wall element of the scheme, support for the entrance slab using sheet piles was not possible whilst maintaining sufficient width for the service road. Ivor King had already secured the CFA piling element of the scheme, so adopting a large diameter bored concrete pile design to form the retaining wall and support for the car park entrance slab was a logical step.

Ivor King are proud to have provided a truly multi-disciplined solution to the project for Carillion, which includes 1722 bored bearing piles, 102 mini piles, 293 contiguous wall piles and elements of sheet piling.

We installed a contiguous wall to the adjacent dual-carriageway utilising ∅900mm CFA piles to depths of between 10-14m, finished with a concrete capping beam.