Close up of driven piling

A Bright Start to 2024

The start of the new year has been frantic at GeMech, with new projects started and large projects continued through January and February, with March looking equally busy and a catalogue of work for April.

January and February has seen us continue CFA piling works for ISG at their prestigious Fairwater Campus development in Cardiff, with load testing completed in January, works are aiming to finish mid-March.

Our largest rig in the fleet, the Comacchio CH450 moved from Cardiff to Stratford to complete CFA piling work for repeat client Watkin Jones on a new student accommodation development.

Our driven pile crews have also been busy, utilising our newly adapted precast driven piling rig. GeMech installed 250mm square precast concrete piles to varying depths in Weston-Super-Mare, with further precast driven pile projects on the horizon. Thanks to the versatility of the Vermeer HL2500, the crews have also been busy installing steel cased bottom driven piles for clients LCB Group, ADRA Homes.

And finally our ground improvement projects have taken off, with our CAT 330 and ABI TM11 being put through their paces installing stone columns in Slough for Francis Construction and Stafford for Spellar Metcalfe. The CAT 330 installing 1,300 stone columns to provide improved ground bearing capacity for two new warehouse units, and the ABI TM11 installing 600 columns. Once completed, these rigs will be moving on to sites in Basingstoke and Bristol, keeping them busy until mid-April.