Restricted Access Piles

Worcester Library & History Centre Case Study

Installation of bearing piles


Location:  Worcester

Client: Galliford TryRock & Alluvium



bearing piles, restricted access piles


Project Overview


Galliford Try were the main contractor on the construction of the new Worcester Library & History Centre. Rock & Alluvium undertook the CFA piling and Pennine Geotechnical Services were instructed to undertake the installation of a number of restricted access piles on several areas of the site.

The building houses:

  • A fully-integrated public and university library
  • Worcestershire Record Office
  • Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service
  • Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre



76 piles were installed using hollow stem sectional flight augurs. Pile lengths were up to 17 metres and diameters of 300mm and 450 mm.


Technical Information


Drill rig - Klemm 709

Putzmeister concrete pump