Case Studies

Gatwick Airport Kingpost Piling for Juliet Bund

Client – Dyer and Butler

Project duration – 8 weeks

When – Feburary 2015

Job type – Kingpost Piling



Suttle Projects’ kingpost piling expertise was called on for a taxiway widening scheme at Gatwick Airport.

Alongside the Juliet taxiway, the Juliet Bund – which suppresses the noise made by planes in the area – had to be cut back to accommodate the increased wingspan of the Airbus A380.

Projects installed a concrete wall of 69 kingposts and navigated substantial operational difficulties, including having to stop working while planes in the vicinity passed.

A Klemm 709 was used to open-bore holes for steel kingposts that were inserted into concrete with a Movax SP70. They weighed up to 1.5 tonnes each and were up to 11.5m long.

Projects also supplied and installed 420m2 of pre-cast concrete panels.