Tottenham Hotspur Football Club recently opened its new stadium situated on the site of its former home, White Hart Lane. The new stadium has a capacity of 62,062 spectators and the development includes a 180 room hotel, a local community health centre and the Tottenham Experience. In late 2016 Keltbray was commissioned directly by the club to carry out the piling works on the new stadium, initially whilst the existing stadium remained in operation.
Keltbray’s piling works were split up into two phases; the first phase included installing approximately 700Nr CFA bearing piles, ranging from 600mm to 900mm in diameter, around the old stadium while ensuring that it remained live and fully operational for home games.
Following the demolition of the old White Hart Lane stadium after the last game of the 2016/2017 football season, Keltbray Piling was called back in to complete the second phase of the piling works which included the installation of 1300Nr x 750mm & 900mm CFA bearing and contiguous piles in a challenging 14 week programme duration. Three piling rigs were deployed to carry out the piling works which took place around the clock as Tottenham aimed for an opening of September 2018.
The piling works were completed to a high quality within budget and on time, despite working in a logistically challenging environment through day and night. Such demands called on up to 650m3 volume concrete pours per day with the piling works critical to ensure the main structural works were completed on time.