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Berry awarded Royal College of Music contract

Berry Piling has won the contract to install a secant wall at the Royal College of Music in Central London

The project forms part of the foundations element of the Royal College of Music’s More Music development, which when finished will include two new performance spaces, practice rooms for students, a new café, museum, and enhanced step-free access for students and visitors.

The Gilbert-Ash managed project will require Berry Piling to install a secant wall, which is made up of 111 no. 600mm diameter male piles and 111 no. 600mm diameter female piles, as well as 41 no. 600mm diameter bearing tension piles.

The site location is inside the college itself, meaning access for most items of equipment and plant are via crane only, with rigs being lifted into the site.

Speaking about the project, Berry Piling’s contracts director James Downing said: “The project is challenging because of the landlocked nature of the site. With all plant being craned in, the project requires us to deploy our fleet of specialist rigs and committed team of engineers and operators with experience working under such conditions.

”Our onsite project manager will oversee operations and ensure that project execution runs smoothly and professionally.”

It is estimated the work will take 13 weeks. 

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