Ritchies provides specialist support to new Parliament Building

5 July 2001 15:19 - BAM Nuttall Ltd

Ritchies, the specialist geotechnical division of Edmund Nuttall Ltd, has recently completed a £0.10m contract for O’Rourke [Scotland] Limited on the new Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh.

O’Rourke [Scotland] Limited is undertaking the concrete superstructure works package on behalf of Construction Manager Bovis Lend Lease Limited.

As part of a package of works designed to provide temporary support to Canongate at the base of the Royal Mile, Ritchies has installed a 23 metre long semi-contiguous bored piled wall comprising 49, 10 metre long reinforced grouted piles. Following initial excavation, further support was provided by way of 8, 13 metre stand anchors each with a working load of 500kN.

With the Scottish parliament basement slab substantially completed, these works formed the last phase of major groundworks on the project.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Bishop, Public Relations Manager, Edmund Nuttall Ltd, St James House, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3XW, telephone: 01276 854708,  telefax: 01276 854710, email: peter.bishop@edmund-nuttall.co.uk