Holes for piles have been drilled by the large
piling machine on the right. Now a metal cage
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'
More blows from above from the digger!. This procedure was repeated many times around the site.
A moment after this photo, the metal cage was fully below ground, and ready for the concrete to be poured in.
Compare the heights of the lamp post against the hospice boundary wall and the piling machine!
Piling machine, and view SSE across the hospice site.
Close up of the drill on the piling machine, and view SE across the hospice site.
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.
View of the hospice site from the south. The piling machine has almost completed its work and is soon to leave the site.