Piling, diaphragm wall construction for ODEL Mall awarded to Access Engineering
September 22, 2017 – Access Engineering PLC, the leading engineering company in Sri Lanka is scoring well in the area of piling and the construction of diaphragm walls. The company was recently awarded with the contract package 01 for the pilling works and the construction of diaphragm wall for the proposed ODEL flagship store at Ward Place, Colombo 07.
Odel PLC is upgrading its flagship store at Ward Place, with the construction of a 300,000 sq. ft. 7 storeyed mega mall with 4 basement levels adjoining the existing Odel flagship store at Alexandra Place along with parking amenities. Odel PLC which was preliminary commenced as a company focusing on the retail garment trade, has evolved to become the first department store in Sri Lanka by today.
The work awarded to Access Engineering PLC includes the erection of a diaphragm wall, which is 315m long, 600mm wide and 22-24m deep from the ground level and the installation of 157 No. bored piles to an average depth of 27m.
Currently 01 Bauer BG 25 boring rig is working in progress for the installation of piles and Bauer BG 35 Hydraulic Grab machine will soon be mobilised at the site for the erection of the Diaphragm Wall. As the project progresses while the Odel existing mall is in full operation, maximum efforts are put forth by the engineering team to execute the construction work with minimum disturbance to the customers.
“At Access Engineering we constantly look at ways of improving on what has been achieved before and when it comes to pilling and construction of diaphragm walls we are scoring far ahead in the industry. As an organisation we will continue to learn and introduce value engineering solutions to our valued clients,” said Pivithiri Jayasinghe, the Project Manager –Package 01- Pilling and Diaphragm Wall construction work of the Proposed ODEL Mall project.