Welcome to the eighth monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project. Site managers Tomasz Magiera and Firhan Rudorf-Saeed are on site throughout the working day and should be the first point of contact for any issues. They are continuing to hold weekly meetings with the users of Building 4SA, and attend the monthly University Contractors’ meeting with a view to keeping staff and students informed of our works and to give notice of any potential disruption.
As with last month’s update, road conditions are continuously monitored, and a road sweeper is being utilised as and when required.
The precast concrete plank installation for first floor and roof levels are now 100% complete. The first floor has also been covered in a concrete structural topping in order to allow following trades to progress. The same process is being repeated this week, with the roof being covered in a structural topping.
We will soon be building up the external and internal walls on the first floor, working towards getting the building relatively watertight by the beginning of October. Internal walls have started to go up on the ground floor, with the external façade being progressed at the same time.
There is an element of works which requires excavating in part of Car Park B just outside of the site hoarding – this is initially to investigate a possible position for the location of an attenuation tank necessary to accommodate the storm water from the completed Milner Building. At present, these works have not been confirmed, and the team will endeavour to give the University adequate warning as to when the works will be carried out.
The site had its first Considerate Constructor’s visit this month, and we are pleased to report that we did very well across all 5 areas of the scheme (Care about Appearance, Respect the Community, Protect the Environment, Secure Everyone’s Security & Value the Workforce) – receiving an overall score of Very Good.
As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst the construction phase is ongoing.