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London 2012 Olympic White Water Canoe Centre

Keller installed the piles for the Whitewater Canoe Centre in Waltham Abbey. The scheme involved creating new facilities buildings and the Olympic Course which required starter pools, conveyors and pumping stations. Piles were driven through cohesive made ground underlain by River Terrace Deposits and then London Clay.

At Waltham Abbey work began in 2005 to create a major water park for the London Olympics. The heart of this scheme was a white water rafting course for the canoeing event. This involved creating a water channel, together with associated pump houses, starting pools, changing rooms and spectator facilities all to be founded on a filled site.

Keller proposed Driven Cast In Situ (DCIS) piles to support the facilities. Piles were needed to carry compression loads of between 240kN and 600kN depending on the structure. A major advantage of the DCIS system is that pile lengths that can be easily modified to accomodate variable loads.

In total 524 DCIS Piles were installed with lengths ranging from 8m to 16m. The risk of obstructions in the fill was reduced due to the robust nature of the DCIS system.

The project was delivered on time and on budget.

Systems: Driven Cast In Situ

Client:Olympic Delivery Authority

Contractor: Morrison Cnstruction

Engineer: Hyder

Year of Execution: 2011

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