Work has now started on transforming the former police station into a new student learning zone and provide a city centre location for student-facing services.
The contractor Dribuild has erected hoardings around the building and work on the front forecourt is progressing well. The asphalt surfacing has been removed in preparation for a new damp proofing system.
Work to strip out Level 2 is going well. Many of the internal walls on this level need to be taken out to create the new open plan facility and the waste materials are being removed and disposed of. These works will unfortunately be noisy, but once completed noise levels should drop significantly.
Construction and alteration works to Level 1 have also started and the new lift shaft is going well, with foundation works now completed.
Dribuild would like to thank all occupants for their patience and understanding during this initial phase of the project. Please feel free to contact Dribuild Site Manager, Tom Young on 07843 980398 should you have any concerns.
Parking for three vehicles has been maintained at the north end of the front forecourt for Level 4 occupants, while cycle parking is also now provided in the rear car park.
The contractor’s site has been set up in the rear car park. Access to the site office is via the rear car park entrance where the pedestrian routes are identified by orange barriers.
For background on the project see the 18 Manvers Street web page.