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Futurist Sheet Piling Work Complete In Scarborough

Futurist Sheet Piling Work Complete In Scarborough

Published by Matthew Pells at 5:36pm 21st February 2019. (Updated at 6:28am 22nd February 2019)

Sheet piling work at the former Futurist Theatre site in Scarborough has been completed according to the contractor working on the site.

The piling work has been undertaken to reinforce the the cliff following the demolition of the Theatre.

Scarborough Borough Council say their contractor, Willmott Dixon, has advised them that the installation of sheet piles at the back of the cliff is now complete.

Four sheet piles had been driven as far as possible into the ground but remained protruding above the rest of the piles by approximately two to three metres. The Borough Council say that following completion of the recent backfilling, engineers’ checks have now confirmed that no further piling work is required and that the site is now stabilised.

The tops of the four protruding sheet piles will be cut off level with the rest of the piles and work will now begin on providing the finish to the wall in front of the piles.

A spokesperson for Scarborough Borough Council said:

“We are aware that local residents and businesses were very concerned about the piling works, but these were essential to the stabilisation of the cliff. We are pleased that the piling work is now complete and there will be no need for a return visit of the piling rig. It is good news that the stability of the area has now been significantly improved compared with before.

Willmott Dixon and the council have received a small number of reports of cracking in properties surrounding the site and we will continue to support the residents and property owners affected by these works.”

The council say that when the works on site are completed, any property owners who consider that the works have caused damage to their property should notify Willmott Dixon.

In a statement the Borough Council say..

"Detailed internal and external condition surveys were undertaken of all properties surrounding the site in advance of the demolition and slope stabilisation project commencing in 2017. Willmott Dixon will revisit any properties of those who still have concerns, to compare the conditions with those found in the original surveys.

Willmott Dixon has confirmed that any damage caused as a result of their operations will be rectified by them at the end of the project."

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