Sheet Piling UK works on Fulham FC stadium expansion
Preston's Sheet Piling UK is part of the construction team expanding the iconic stadium at Fulham FC.
The Championship club is rebuilding its Riverside Stand, which sits along the Thames, adding extra seating capacity and introducing new leisure amenities.
Extending the stand and transforming the river side walkway, including a pathway that allows leisure users to have an uninterrupted walk between Hammersmith and Putney bridges, required the type of groundwork support in which Sheet Piling UK specialises. The team started work at the site in April 2020, following the demolition of the existing stand.
Sheet Piling UK used first-class steel sheet pile sections manufactured by its supplier, Emirates Steel, to create three sides of the basement works required for the stand extension. The fourth side comprised the previously completed and realigned Thames wall.
The Preston firm was able to supply the materials from its own large holding and provided its rigs and other specialist equipment to complete the work.
Andrew Cotton, Sheet Piling UK’s managing director, said: "We are delighted to be playing our part in giving a real community-focused football club like Fulham FC the opportunity to develop its ground in such a way as to secure its future at the site for many years to come.
"Many sports grounds are reticent to ask their fan base to adopt new grounds, in new locations and, through this project, Fulham FC has not had to do so. It has been able to create a valuable sporting and leisure resource at its much beloved sporting home, with steel sheet piling at its base.”
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