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Piling for Europe’s deepest car park completed

Bauer has announced successful completion of the piling work for what is thought to be Europe’s deepest underground parking facility in the Dutch city of Leiden.

The 22m deep circular car park, designed by Royal Haskoning DHV and being built by contractors Besix and Dura Vermeer Groep, will extend to six levels below ground and offer parking for up to 525 cars.

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The piling work will help create Europe’s deepest undereground car park

Work on the €1.5M ground engineering contract started in early 2015 and the car park expected to be completed early next year.

Before starting work, Bauer undertook six pile load tests to prove the design and worked from pontoons to install the 585 Gewi micropiles to depths of up to 55m – believed to be a record-breaking depth in the Netherlands – into very dense sand.

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