Community Hall in Abbey St Bathans Alt

Community Hall at Abbey St Bathans

We worked alongside project engineers to provide site surveying and ground screw load tests to prove the viability of ground screw foundations, with our installation division trusted to carry out the deployment for the project.

CKS & Sons

Abbey St Bathans, Scottish Borders

Community Hall

Site Survey and Load Testing, Base System Design, Ground Screw Installation

76 no. RDX EXT V3 89mm Ground Screws with Bespoke Fittings

Community Hall in Abbey St Bathans Overview

The Abbey St Bathans community hall site was situated in an area at risk to flooding associated with the watercourse, which sits along the bank of the Whiteadder Water.

Further evidence showed that the site's ground did not represent a suitable stratum for conventional foundations. The site's southwestern corner was of 'made ground', with an abundance of void spaces to consider at various levels underground.

Due to the project starting in the winter months, the early stages of the construction programme was time-sensitive to ensure the build was off the ground before poor weather closed in.

Community Hall in Abbey St Bathans Solution

Site Survey & Load Testing

Liaising closely with the project engineers to understand all requirements, we completed a site survey and ground screw load testing to determine the depth of ground screw foundations required to achieve the target load-bearing capacity of 75kN SLS per ground screw pile.

Base System Design

To provide the secure anchorage required for the building, we designed and manufactured bespoke structural brackets in conjunction with the specified ground screws in quick time, allowing for continued installation without any delays.

Ground Screw Installation

To overcome the challenging ground conditions, our extendable ground screw foundations were driven to depths ranging between 3.7m and 4.1m to transfer structural loads through the upper soils and to a more competent load-bearing stratum.

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