First pile in the ground for new build Nature’s Pride
Nature's Pride's expansion has started. The official moment took place on Friday 4 September behind the current premises with all the construction team partners in attendance to watch the first pile being driven symbolically into the ground. This signals the start of our expansion, which is expected to become operational at the end of 2021.
The day before, the official moment was celebrated together with all our employees. In an entirely 'corona-secure' way, we all walked to the construction site where a variety of activities were organised. Employees could inscribe their names on a number of pedestals which will be used as part of the pile driving work. This symbolises the valuable role all our employees pay in supporting our entire organisation. We believe that growth can only be achieved together.
Vibro piles are being used for this part of the construction process. A vibro pile is a closed off casing that is vibrated into the ground. When it has reached the right depth, the casing is filled with concrete and reinforcement and then extracted using pulling frames. This leaves behind a concrete structure that will harden in the ground.
Check here for the after movie of our first pile driving moment!