As plane travel has become more accessible and the government and operators' investment in this sector have increased at the same rate, the size and complexity of airport schemes have grown exponentially. Alterations to increase capacity and cater for larger planes and more terminals within limited space have required challenging foundation solutions, often including basements and working with restricted environments. With more planes comes more passengers and Van Elle have been involved in many of the surrounding infrastructure projects on the highways and the rail too, car parks and hotel builds.
Contiguous and secant piled retaining walls and bearing piles of varying diameters and depths are installed accurately, efficiently and safely by fully trained, experienced operatives using innovative, often bespoke, rigs.
Our experienced in-house design department have worked with many of the UK's best known contractors to identify possible foundation alternatives working within the limitations of the development.
Recent airport projects include the Birmingham and Manchester control towers and radar stations.