The conversion of Battersea Power Station is now becoming a reality. A familiar and much-loved silhouette on the London skyline, into a vibrant and holistic new town centre where people come to live, work, socialise, enjoy the arts, explore the shops or simply stroll along the riverside walkway to the adjoining 200-acre Battersea Park.
The O’Keefe Group’s early enabling works have included site strip and clearance, the probing and obstruction removal associated with future piling works, and the design and installation of the piling platforms. The O’Keefe Group has also designed and installed a deep well dewatering system in conjunction with WJ Groundwater to enable the early draw down and excavation for platform formation.
The O’Keefe Group has also provided assistance to the bearing and piling contractor, including the disposal of the arisings, pile platform maintenance, attendant plant (machine and dumpers), road cleaning/jet washing, traffic management and the logistics of all disposal operations inside the Phase 1 remit.
Following the successful conclusion of these works, and running in tandem for a relatively long duration, the O’Keefe Group commenced the basement excavation of more than 110,000m3, often at a rate of over 20 wagons per day. This included managing the contamination issues prevalent due to the previous historical usage of the site. The O’Keefe Group was also tasked with the design, supply and installation of the temporary works to retain the perimeter sheet pile retaining walls.Download this case study