Sittingbourne Leisure Centre

Building on poor-quality ground requires specialist techniques and expertise. Vibro-compaction is one such and can be a cost and time-effective means of ground improvement for smaller construction projects.

  • Location

    Sittingbourne, Kent

  • Architect

    Claridge Architects

  • Client

    Reynolds Health & Fitness

  • Sector

    Hotel & Leisure

  • Status


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Vibro-piling improves poor quality landfill ground

PJCE used this technique for the structural design of a new leisure centre in Kent. The site had previously been used for landfill, resuliting in unstable, poor-quality ground. Vibro-compaction was successfully used to improve the load-bearing capacity, avoiding the need for deep piling methods which may have impacted aquifers below.