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Byrne Looby Partners win U.S. Embassy temporary works design contract

Jul 11, 2013

Byrne Looby Partners has been appointed temporary works designer for BAUER Technologies, the piling and diaphragm wall contractor for the new United States Embassy in London. 

This project is currently one of the biggest piling contracts in London, with large diameter piles extending in excess of 50m below ground level. Byrne Looby are designing the temporary works for the diaphragm wall installation and the large bentonite farm on site. Additionally Byrne Looby are responsible for preliminary pile and anchor testing and have designed the lifting methodology for the foundation pile cages which each weigh in the order of 20 Tonnes. 

Preliminary test piling is currently taking place on site, ahead of the main works in August 2013. BL Harbert is the construction contractor for the project selected by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. 

For Byrne Looby Partners, this project represents the latest in a growing series of major projects in London including 10 Trinity Square and Crossrail. At the U.S. Embassy site, Byrne Looby Partners are working closely with BAUER to allow temporary works to be completed within a very tight three month schedule. Matina Sougle from Byrne Looby Partners is on site with BAUER for the project duration, facilitating improved collaboration between the construction partners. 

David Beadman, Director at Byrne Looby Partners said: 

“We are delighted to have been appointed by BAUER Technologies to work on one of the most prestigious construction projects in London. We are bringing a combination of technical expertise and experience of high-profile schemes elsewhere in London to this important and complex project.”