FK Lowry Piling have successfully completed a £100,000 Precast Driven Piling Project for Kier in Troon, Scotland. The project involved the design and installation of 186 No. 250mm x 250mm Square Precast Driven Piles to approximate depths of 12m for a new Schools Academy.
Client, Hub South West Scotland appointed Kier Construction to deliver two state-of-the-art secondary schools – one in Troon and one in Ayr – on behalf of South Ayrshire Council. Marr College in Troon will undergo a comprehensive refurbishment, modernisation and expansion programme. The original listed Grade B building will be refurbished and a brand new wing will be built over three storeys, connecting it to the rear of the original building over all floors. A single-storey sports facility will also be built, which will be easily accessible for both pupils and the wider community out of school hours.
“We were delighted to be part of the refurbishment at Marr College and in doing so adding another Education Project to our growing portfolio of work. With regards to ground conditions, we encountered a mixture of Made Ground, overlying medium dense Sands before Dense Sand & Gravel was encountered at depth. We verified our pile design by means of a series of Dynamic Tests on working piles and we are delighted to say that our sub-contract package came in within programme and budget.”Martin Mc Kinstry, FK Lowry Contracts Engineer