Central Piling Markets


With a diverse and innovative leadership team headed up by Managing Director Steve Hadley, the team have given a fresh and expanded direction to new and emerging markets.

Having already held a wealth of positive performances in the residential sector and with the continued growth in the housing market this has enabled Central Piling to establish a very good reputation for excellence within the industry.

With this strong foundation it has given the company positive in-roads to other growing markets such as Public Works, Infrastructure and Commercial. The infrastructure market in particular has proven to require challenging specification and delivery requirements. We have been able to implement some of the lessons learnt from this work in all our markets.

Residential


We have a strong track record in the residential sector, having provided services in this field since our inception. Projects vary from small scale house extensions, to large scale Public Sector Housing Association developments, such as, The Vange in Basildon.

The fast moving pace of many of the projects in this sector has led to us developing close ties with companies such as Cala Homes (South East), Hill Partnerships, Asprey Homes and Bugler Developments. This ensures that our customers have equipment allocated to them prior to final design development and contract negotiation.

Where required, Central Piling is able to enter into Collateral Warranty agreements with Main Contractors and Clients. Professional Indemnity cover of up to £10 million is provided. For self-builders or developers new to the Piling industry our Estimators take care to ensure that all attendances items are explained and agreed prior to commencement.

Infrastructure


Central Piling have had significant experience of working on Highways schemes, Water Industry projects and works adjacent to Railways. This has required close liaison by us with regulatory bodies such as, Network Rail and the Highways Agency, to ensure that the necessary design and health and safety documentation is in place prior to works commencing.

The nature of these structures also tends to require large quantities of materials to be provided in our works. This presents logistical challenges, such as, the use of handling cranes within confined spaces. However, we believe our team can ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.

Recent projects include two road bridges in Essex and a contiguous wall on the A325 in Farnborough for Volker Fitzpatrick.

Public Works


We have successfully completed a large number of schools and colleges as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. This includes continued business with Willmott Dixon and Kier, where Central Piling has provided value engineered alternatives to the original foundation schemes.

Information for CRB checking and operative accreditation is provided by our contracts management staff at an early stage to ensure the efficient commencement of works.

Other significant achievements in this sector include the construction of the Adult Mental Health Unit in Southampton and William Harvey Hospital in Kent for Osborne.

Commercial


Central Piling have undertaken a wide variety of commercial sector projects such as a new Waitrose distribution warehouse in Bracknell for RG Carter, Watford Leisure Centre for Pellikaan, and a 16m deep retaining wall for the rapids ride at Legoland, Windsor on behalf of Dyer and Butler.

These projects come with increased time pressure as delivery is required to ensure opening in time for new seasons or in the case of a number of Hotels constructed, in time for The London Olympics.

With this in mind, our customers often request that we assume principal contractor responsibility and carry out the construction of working platforms, guide walls, muck away and other piling attendances. This can help to reduce procurement times and aid contract management.