Smithfield Square, Hornsey, London N8

Client: Keltbray Piling
Services: Contiguous pile wall and bearing pile design

Keltbray Piling were nominated by St. James Group to undertake the design and construction of a section of contiguous pile retaining wall and bearing piles of the proposed development of Hornsey Depot in Hornsey, London N8. The consulting engineers for the project are Powell, Tolner & Associates. The retaining wall and pile design was undertaken by Trench Control Ltd. on behalf of Keltbray Piling.

In broad terms, the project involves Demolition of existing structures and buildings and redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed-use development on Hornsey High Street; two live/work units fronting onto Cross Lane; together with private amenity space and new public realm, including publicly accessible routes through the site; an energy centre; 178 car parking spaces for the residential use (within a basement and undercroft); cycle parking; refuse storage; recycling centre in the foodstore car park; access; and other infrastructure work. The contiguous pile wall forms a load bearing retaining wall (as part of Block A) to properties on the NE boundary properties.

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