Paisley Inn

Scope: Piles and Lagging

The Project

The once proud structure that was first built by the co-founder of Paisley back in 1851 was taken down in a matter of days to make way for a new housing development.

That vision will see the former tavern turned into a four-floor building featuring 40 condominiums with retail shops on the main floor. The developers say from the outside, it will look a lot like the old Inn.

The Challenge

In order to construct the new building, excavation was required below grade to incorporate a new basement. It was discovered that the location of the existing basement structure was in close proximity to a critical service, and major fibre optic lines servicing the Bruce Nuclear Plant.

The Solution

Further to the challenges present on site, Maple Site Solutions Inc. implemented a soldier pile and lagging solution with carefully placed rakers that didn’t impact the installation of the precast walls. All existing and sensitive services were protected and supported by our shoring system, which allowed ease of construction for the new foundation.