Greggs Newcastle - a challenging trenchless pipeline installation for a major bakery in the North East.

“I would like to thank Mole Group for their flexible and dynamic approach to a recent project at Greggs. Working around programme problems and a busy site they brought a great team who carried out the work safely and professionally. We would definitely use Mole Group again on future projects.”

Harry Hope

Site Manager, Lindum York

On Site

The Mole Utilities team provided an initial estimate based on a remote survey of the location and ground conditions, and followed up by on onsite survey from one of our senior engineers to confirm our proposed programme of works and firm up the quote. Based on the ease of site access (which isn’t always a given on this sort of project), the distance and diameter of pipe required and the prevailing ground conditions, the Mole team recommended directional drilling, using our specialist Astec directional drill. Once mobilised to site, we found that the job was further complicated by the pockets of running sand that existed under the apron, but our skilled, experienced drilling team were able to compensate for these conditions without losing time or incurring additional costs.


The contract was completed successfully in just a couple of days on site, handing over the full run of HDPE pipe ready for commissioning as fire main on time and in budget. Most importantly, the site remained open and operational throughout.

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