Westpile Has Merged With Bachy Soletanche

Soletanche Bachy has announced that it has consolidated its Westpile business under the Bachy Soletanche name as of 22nd March 2019 in order to simplify its operating structure and add efficiency. Westpile, which started out as West’s Rotinoff Piling Construction […]

Bachy Soletanche Awarded Fifth Consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal

Bachy Soletanche has achieved the gold standard for the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards for the fifth consecutive year.  The prestigious award recognises outstanding practices and achievements in helping its employees and supply chain get home safely at the […]

Its Time to Talk, with Jonathan Rimmer

Jonathan Rimmer, Bachy Soletanche Northern Pre-Construction Manager, discusses his role as a Mental Health First Aider and what we, as an industry, can do to change the way we approach the subject. During the last 18 months, Bachy Soletanche has […]

Bachy Soletanche Strengthen Pre-Construction Team

Bachy Soletanche has appointed Tim Casalis de Pury to the position of Pre-Construction and New Business Manager in the southern business unit. The new role will focus on developing client relationships, with a goal of creating a sustainable pipeline of […]

Bachy Soletanche Achieve International Safety Certification

Bachy Soletanche’s continued commitment to driving excellence in health and safety has been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Earlier this year, the International Safety Certification Standard ISO45001:2018 was introduced to replace the existing OHAS 18001:2007. This new standard, […]

Bachy Soletanche first in the piling industry to receive BFPA training passports

The use of hydraulic systems plays a major part in the increasing capabilities of the equipment used in use in the Geotechnical industry.  What was previously was driven by either a belt, chain or gear system is now most likely […]

FPS Welcomes New Chair

Soletanche Bachy’s UK Group Managing Director, Philip Hines, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Federation of Piling Specialists. Philip takes over the position from Alasdair Henderson, who steps down from the role following the completion of his […]

Gender Pay Report 2017-2018

Following the General Election in 2015, the Government announced that it intended to fulfil a manifesto commitment by bringing into force a provision of the Equality Act 2010 on gender pay gap reporting.This regulation requires all UK organisations which employ […]

Bachy Soletanche Go for Gold

Bachy Soletanche has strengthened its Southern business unit with the appointment of Rob Gold to the position of Contracts Manager. Rob has over ten years’ experience in the geotechnical sector, and has spent the last four working as a project […]

Bachy Soletanche Appoint Damien Kilkenny as Business Development and Major Projects Manager

Specialist geotechnical contractor Bachy Soletanche has announced the appointment of Damien Kilkenny as Business Development and Major Projects Manager.

Bachy Soletanche Complete Piling Work Ahead of Schedule at Spire London

Bachy Soletanche has completed the piling work at Spire London one week ahead of schedule. Spire London is a 67-storey building located in Hertsmere Road, in the heart of London’s Docklands, and when complete will be western Europe’s tallest residential […]

Innovation sparks development of quieter, electric excavation machine

An innovative, electrically-powered hydrofraise diaphragm walling machine is being used to help build London’s new super sewer.

Tideway Employment Success

Man who spent months sleeping rough after ‘losing everything’ finds work on one of London’s biggest infrastructure projects. A man who thought he had ‘lost everything’ after living on the streets for three months is seizing the opportunity to get […]

Policy Update – Modern Slavery Act

Bachy Soletanche takes its responsibility to avoid and mitigate any modern slavery in its operations extremely seriously. To that end we have developed a detailed policy and strategy that runs over 3 years to support this statement. Our approach to […]

Tideway team ‘breaking barriers’ in East London

More than 60 youngsters from East London boroughs have taken part in a pioneering programme – launched by the companies constructing London’s new super sewer – using the river to inspire young people to achieve their career potential. The scheme […]

Bachy Soletanche Set New UK Load Testing Record

Bachy Soletanche has set a new UK record for static load testing of piled foundations. The company, currently delivering the geotechnical package on the Spire London project, achieved a maximum loading force in excess of 100 MN, using the Osterberg […]

Bachy Soletanche at the Double for Construction News Specialist Awards

Bachy Soletanche has been recognised as a key specialist in the UK by being shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious Construction News Specialist Awards 2017. Firstly, the company is in the running for Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year, […]

Bachy Soletanche Invest in Plant to Meet Market Demand

Bachy Soletanche has unveiled its investment in new plant and equipment to meet the growing demands on the business. Earlier this year the company purchased a BG46 rotary piling rig, currently the largest in the UK, and have now backed […]

Bachy Soletanche Appoint New Business Development Manager

Bachy Soletanche continue their focus on customer service and collaborative working with the appointment of Kevin Shaw as Business Development Manager. Kevin previously headed up Bachy Soletanche’s major projects’ estimating division and, as part of a joint venture with Costain […]

Bachy Soletanche Strengthen Northern Region

Bachy Soletanche has strengthened its northern region by appointing Ian Clementson to head up the Estimating division. With over 27 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, Ian will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, and will […]