NDT Services undertook pile testing on the One West Point project in London with its new ‘Titan 650’ pile testing system

NDT Services is featured on the GeoDrilling International website, discussing how they undertook pile testing, on behalf of Central Piling, at the One West Point project in London, with NDT’s new ‘Titan 650’ pile testing system.

When complete One West Point will be the tallest residential structure in West London, UK, and is a landmark development that will help transform the landscape of the surrounding area. The 54-storey residential tower will be sited in a prime location at the centre of the North Acton/Old Oak Regeneration project, which forms part of the £26 billion West London redevelopment that has seen the recent expansion and growth of White City and Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield.

NDT Services’ client Central Piling was awarded the contract to install 295 linear metres of 600mm diameter contiguous wall, which would support excavation for a 6.5m deep basement containing 600, 750 and 1,050mm diameter rotary cased bearing piles. Due to the factors of safety stipulated, the company had to validate the pile design requiring it to carry out a preliminary pile load test on a selected 750mm diameter test pile. At over 10,000kN, this was the largest static load test that Central Piling had ever undertaken. Given the exacting specification within this high-profile project the company was conscious of achieving accurate, reliable results – instant test data feedback was essential.

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