Case Study



Sainsbury Food Store & Supermarket, Middlesbrough

Main Contractor:

Barr Construction Ltd

Barr Construction


Sainsbury Ltd.

Project Engineer:

Fairhurst Structural Engineers


Pre-cast driven Piles & Pile Testing

Project details

Taranto installed 235,275 & 350mm2 pre-cast concrete piles for a new Sainsbury food store and supermarket for Main Contactor, Barr Construction. Over a six weeks programme, 1026 piles were installed to depths of 19m using two hydraulic drop-hammer piling rigs; in total 17900m of pre-cast pile were installed.

The existing ground conditions encountered in some of the site, contained large obstructions from previous structure. To overcome these obstructions Taranto installed 244mm ΓΈ driven tubular steel piles in the effected areas.

A comprehensive pile testing programme was carried during the main piling operations; this included Case & CAPWAP dynamic pile testing and also static kentledge pile load testing.