Position:- The project is approximately 1 week ahead of programme. The aim is to maintain the lead in the north of the site and to increase the good progress already made in the south.
Public viewing:- Viewing panels will be introduced adjacent to Gate 5 in the next few weeks for the public to better review progress
Balustrade: A mock up of the timber balustrade has been produced and will be brought to site in the next few days.
Precast Columns: An inspection of the precast columns was carried out on 12/1/2012 with the first delivery to site expected on Monday 16/1/2012.
The Big Dig:- The excavation is now predominantly done at which point over 47,000m3 of soil will have been removed. The gravel will be recycled and the clay used locally as fill material.
Maths Dept Visit:- The Maths Department visited the site on 6/1/2012. to view the latest progress.
Future works for January
The Big Dig:- The last remaining corner of excavation is to be completed in the next week. The removal of soil will change from loading the lorries at the base of the ramps to loading from ground level as the excavation diminishes.
GSHP:- The pipes that were sunk at the start of the project will now be cropped and joined to header connection pipes that will terminate in access ducts in the plant rooms. The works are over half way through and are presently working on the central area adjacent to the north. This will continue to the start of February.
Drainage & Slab:- The second pour on the north was done on 12/1/2012 using a concrete pump. The concrete pump is a separate vehicle with a telescopic flexible pipe to deliver the concrete to the desired position and is fed with premixed concrete lorries. It is targeted to have all the north slab complete by the end of January. The south is being prepared with steel reinforcement ongoing next week in readiness for the first pour on the south.
Plant Room & Services:- The lower plant room and service trenches are being excavated in the south.
Tower Cranes:- The two rower cranes are now erected for use on the project.
Recent Site Photos