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Lankelma sets out its stall at New Covent Garden Market

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

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New Covent Garden Market, in Nine Elms, south east London, is being transformed into the “ultimate home of food and flowers in London”, with a new 500,000 sq ft market on the current site, along with 3,000 homes and 235,000 sq ft of office, retail and leisure space. 

Lankelma, working with consultant Atkins on behalf of Vinci St. Modwen, the development partner of the Covent Garden Market Authority (CGMA), carried out 25 Piezocone CPTs to gather ground information inside the working market. Tests were carried out to maximum depths of 15m, using its UK17 6×6 truck. Ground conditions were made ground over alluvium, Terrace Gravels and London Clay.

“Atkins engineers were particularly interested in the alluvium, which is believed to have been excavated in some parts of the site,” said Lankelma Senior Manager Chris Dimelow. “Nearly two thirds of the CPTs reached the full test depth, with others refusing in the Terrace Gravels or in the Made Ground,” he added.

The New Covent Garden Market scheme is part of wider redevelopment of the area, which includes a new park along the River Thames from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station plus the extension of the Northern Line, including two new underground stations.