Westpile, one of the UK’s leading geotechnical specialists, has been awarded the piling contract on the £200m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.

Working for Interserve, the international support services and construction group, the project will see the company install foundations and a retaining wall during the course of a four month visit. In total over 2000, 400mm CFA piles will be drilled approximately 10m into the mudstone, providing the support for 17 buildings. In addition to the bearing piles the team will install 41, 600mm piles to a depth of 10m, forming a contiguous wall, 30m in length.

When completed, this 21st Century bespoke clinical rehabilitation facility will deliver specialist support for the treatment and rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women. The extensive facilities will provide immediate access to on-site patient diagnosis and treatment plans, greater advances in medical research and better outdoor facilities to support early stages of recovery. The centre is due to be opened 2018.

Rob Howarth, General Manager at Westpile, commented:
“We are excited to be involved in this fantastic project and help play our part in building a facility that will provide rehabilitation services to members of the armed forces. We have a close working relationship with Interserve, built upon providing value, design knowledge and detailed project planning, and we look forward to successfully delivering the piling package on this development.”

For more information on the DNRC, visit www.thednrc.org.uk