St Columba's Hospice

Boswall Road, Trinity, Edinburgh

Overlooking the Firth of Forth

Page 3.

May 24 + 25 + 28, 2012

Piling Work

 

Photo 1

Piling

Holes for piles have been drilled by the large piling machine on the right.  Now a  metal cage
 for a reinforced concrete pile is being lowered into one of the many holes that have been drilled around the site.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site  -  May 2012

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                  Photo taken:  May 24, 2012

 

Photo 2

Piling

The large digger gives the metal cage a few blows from above

Please email me if you know the correct names for the 'digger' and 'cage'

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site  -  May 2012

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                  Photo taken:  May 24, 2012

 

Photo 3

Piling

More blows from above from the digger!.  This procedure was repeated many times around the site.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SE across the site  -  May 2012

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo taken:  May 24, 2012

 

Photo 4

Piling

A moment after this photo, the metal cage was fully below ground, and ready for the concrete to be poured in.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SE across the site  -  May 2012

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo taken:  May 24, 2012

 

Photo 5

Piling

Compare the heights of the lamp post against the hospice boundary wall and the piling machine!

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  View from the west, May 2012

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                  Photo taken:  May 25, 2012

 

Photo 6

Piling

Piling machine, and view SSE across the hospice site.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  looking SSE across the site, May 2012

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                  Photo taken:  May 25, 2012

 

Photo 7

Piling

Close up of the drill on the piling machine, and view SE across the hospice site.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  looking SE across the site, May 2012

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                Photo taken:  May 25, 2012

 

Photo 8

Piling

Zoom-in to the piling machine.  Despite its size, this machine appeared to work very gently,  especially when compared to some of the 'hammer action' machines on other sites.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  View from the west, May 2012

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo taken:  May 25, 2012

 

Photo 9

Piling

View of the hospice site from the south. The piling machine has almost completed its work and is soon to leave the site.

St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  View from the south, May 2012

    Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken:  May 28, 2012

 

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St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SE across the site  -  May 2012       St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  view from the west  -  May 2012       St Columba's Hospice  -  Piling work -  Looking SSE across the site,  May 2012

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