Our Project,

Piling at Clitheroe Football Club

Project Date


Piling at Clitheroe F.C for replacement stadium stand.

We was initially contacted by a local steel engineering company to assist them with the foundation works off a new football stand they where to fabricate and install. Between ourselves, the steel engineers, and the structural engineer talks commenced to decide the most suitable pile size and piling methods. It was early on that it was agreed the work required would be 14 number pile caps consisting of 2 number 150mm diameter piles, it was also decided that the work would be completed using one of our D500 piling rigs as the project was extremely urgent and was available sooner than any of our Grundomats . This particular rig is often used on new builds especially self builds as it can drive a much larger diameter pile than the Grundomat piling method yet is a relative small rig that can access tight sites with poor access.

Prior to piling work commencing a site meeting was held at the club with our operations manager, a club representative and also a representative from the steel engineering contractor to ran through our works schedule outlaying our timescale of works and to ensure any possible hold ups or concerns could be addressed from all parties prior to work commencing. At this meeting our operations manager also completed a full site inspection taking pictures of loading areas and working areas so that our teams could be fully briefed and made aware of any additional equipment that may be required prior to there arrival ensuring no delays once works commenced.

A start date was confirmed and all relevant health and safety documentation/ RAMs where supplied to our client so they could see our method statements and any relevant COSH documents prior to the work allowing them the opportunity to read through our site documents and pass over to any health and safety representative that is involved in the project.

The day prior to our start date, and it had been agreed all materials and our rig could be delivered to site to ensure our team had a full day on there 1st day.

Day 1

Our team arrived to site for 8am had a brief induction meeting, and then the piling work commenced. They where able to drive 14nr 150mm piles to there required sets which was between 3-4 meters.

Day 2

Onsite today was very similar to day 1, however while our team was busy driving another 14 piles onsite, we had one of our steel fabricating times in our yard manufacturing the relevant rebars that will tomorrow form the steel caps. Knowing that all piles had been driven and the steel would be installed the following day we also arranged the building control inspection for day three as well as the concrete pour which was to take place after building control inspection.

Day 3 The final day!!!

8am and we have our team onsite cutting down the piles to there required levels in preparation for the steel to be installed and secured in place ready for our late morning building control inspection. Also at 8am we have our delivery of fabricated steel that had been made in the yard on day 2. After installation the building control inspector arrives to sign off our work, he confirms that the work has been carried out to a high standard following the structural engineers design and specification. He then leaves site and work commences on the concrete pour. Once the pour is completed our guys ensure the site is cleaned down and left extremely clean and tidy. The concrete now needs to cure and then the steel engineering contractor can then return to start installing all there steel and erecting the stand.


The works have now been completed and the contractor is able to continue his work at this stage we issue the contractor with a copy of our pile logs confirming depths and sets of our piles as well as Vxcel’s 10 year insurance certificates.

See below our site pictures showing the different stages of this work both prior to concrete pour and on completion of the concrete installation.

To find out more about our piling services, or to arrange a free, no obligation site visit, contact us today.

I am very happy with the work that was carried out by Vxcel Piling
Club representative
Clitheroe FC


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