Advertorial: Groundforce makes headway on Scottish soil
Equipment hire specialist Groundforce supplies Scotland with a wide range of shoring and related equipment distributed from its two main depots in Coatbridge and Aberdeen.
Located in the North East and South West of Scotland, the two locations allow excellent access across all regions, enabling Groundforce to continue expansion and to furnish customers with a wider range of equipment with some of the most experienced engineers and support staff in the industry.
A Range of Equipment
The range of our equipment portfolio is unsurpassed across the industry, ensuring that we can provide the appropriate kit most suited to the actual requirements, the operational skills and available plant. To compliment the “one-stop-shop” other specialist services are available e.g. Pipe Integrity Testing, Flow Control and By-Passing Pipe Stoppers, Temporary Bridges, Piling equipment covering Vibratory Hammers, Pile Croppers and an array of other allied attachments.
Professional Training courses
Groundforce Training compliments the shoring business and views this as ‘adding value’ to their overall service. Groundforce Training offers a range of EUSR accredited courses in support of the utilities, construction and civil engineering sectors. Qualified industry professionals provide high quality construction and safety courses delivered from their core centres in Blackridge, West Lothian and Aberdeen. A flexible approach means onsite training at customers’ premises is also possible and to-date, Groundforce Training has delivered courses on multiple sites throughout Scotland.
Significant contract wins for Groundforce
Groundforce Scotland has amassed an impressive portfolio of new and existing clients, having supplied equipment to some of the most significant projects in Scotland. Its well established relationship with Scottish Water has seen it provide trenching and shoring equipment for the Glasgow UID program as well as for the £250m Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel project. Contract wins of this calibre underline the confidence that one of the UK’s major utilities provider has in Groundforce as a knowledgeable and reliable supplier.
Groundforce’s recent involvement in Edinburgh’s Capital Square development highlighted the importance of early consultation at the design stage. Located in the heart of the city, this marked the largest ever speculative office development in Edinburgh and transport management alone would be a key factor. Groundforce designed a propping solution to accommodate an irregular shaped excavation which maintained minimal deflection to surrounding buildings and infrastructure; a challenging, yet essential factor in delivering a successful outcome. This scheme is a prime example of Groundforce’s ability to take a project seamlessly from initial enquiry through to design, commission and project completion.
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