Cranes & Fork Lifts:- An occasional mobile crane is being brought in when required.
The proposed closure of the access road from gate 7 with alternative access has been postponed to co-ordinate with neighbour/client requests and is now set to start on Monday 15th July with access reopening on Sunday 28th July.
Future works for July
Entrance:- Remaining glass adjacent to gutter and general finishes to conclude.
Cladding:- Units left out for access (including crystal glass) has now been closed up.
Glass Atrium Roofs:- The north atrium roof is complete. Copings and edge trims are ongoing.
Reconstituted Stone & Brise Soleil:- External Brise Soleil installations (louvred sun shade) are complete.
Ground Crystals: Now that the glass to the crystals is substantially complete the focus will be on closing the sides on the south crystal and service interfaces.
Architectural Metalwork:- Roof terrace balustrade brackets are now ready to receive glass.
Waterproofing & Flat Roof:- Decking followed by glass balustrading are due to commence.
Lifts:- The lift contractor Thyssen have installed all large lifts. 2 platform lifts are also installed.
A stage lift will be incorporated into the large lecture theatre.
Mechanical & Electrical:- Commissioning is ongoing that will test and balance each system.
Internal Fitout:- The north block is being thoroughly cleaned from the top working down the building with shelving and furniture also being installed. The south building is progressing with the upper floors, while the lower floors are more advanced with carpets being laid.
Lecture Theatres:- The Large Lecture Theatre has seating installed and will continue with wall panelling. The Medium Lecture Theatre is progressing with seating installation. The Small Lecture Theatre has been carpeted with wall panels installed and seating installed. The tiling and frame to glass partitioning to the main mezzanine area continues.
Joinery:- Timber balustrade panels are now largely installed to the south major atrium.
Smoke Curtains:- Smoke curtain boxes have been installed in the north and south atriums. A smoke curtain, when deployed in the event of a fire, will direct smoke away from escape routes.
External Works:- Tarmac to the west elevation is expected to take place on 28th /29th June. Penrose paving is expected to start during w.c. 1/7/2013. Kerb laying and paving have been progressing to all external areas.
Basement:- Floor painting activities are continuing to basement areas and metal doors installed.
Inspections:- As areas become complete, sections are made available for inspections.
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