Ocean Village Apartments

Emerging as part of the prestigious Ocean Village complex in the marina area of Gibraltar two new and exclusive high rise apartment blocks were to be constructed.

Due to restrictive location, the challenging ground conditions as well as the environmental considerations the Rock Foundations (Gibraltar) engineering team designed a 300mm drill bar solution for the project.

This piling system was able to contend with the high water table, soft ground conditions in the upper layers and could operate with a minimum amount of disturbance from dust arising.

The loadings on the structure resulted in a high concentration of piles within a small footprint, the drill bar solution was able to manage the installation with a high degree of accuracy enabling the main contractor to construct the foundation pads as per the engineers deign requirements.