Publication Abstract

Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, (DFI)

Piled Foundations for the New Wembley Stadium, London
Anthony L. Reynolds, Clifford J. Wren

The adoption of a significant pile testing regime, the use of Eurocode 7 as the design standard, the development of lean construction techniques, and lateral thinking in overcoming some considerable construction challenges allowed Stent Foundations to construct the foundations for the new Wembley Stadium, London, on time and within budget. In addition to the piling works for the main stadium, and after significant design development, a large number of extra piles were required to raise the new iconic roof Arch to its final position some 133 meters above the ground. A 1,400m long contiguous bored pile wall was also constructed to allow for excavation and formation of the new pitch.

 article #1284; publication #72 (AM-2005)