Welcome to the eleventh monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project.
Site managers Tomasz Magiera, Firhan Rudorf-Saeed and new addition to the team, Andy Gimber, are on site throughout the working day. They should be the first point of contact for any issues and are continuing to hold weekly meetings with the users of Building 4SA. They also attend the monthly University contractor’s meeting with a view to keeping staff and students informed of the works and to give notice of any potential disruption.
Works to install the roof and make the building substantially water tight are currently ongoing, and this will be achieved as soon as the initial layer of vapour barrier is installed. Internally, the walls are continuing to go up on both floors with the duct work and necessary containment for all of the electrical and data currently being installed. The exposed soffits in the offices have now been decorated and finished to a high standard. The team will be starting the screeding works for the underfloor heating in the coming weeks.
Externally, the building is continuing to take shape. The brickwork and stonework is being installed all around the perimeter at low and high level, and more windows have now been installed on all elevations. The installation of the cladding is continuing to progress with the grey Kingspan on the South and West elevations.
The next phase of groundwork has also begun this month which will see the plant compound being excavated in preparation for the housing unit for the building’s transformers and generators. This phase will also see the remaining drainage works being carried out to conclusion. The investigation works for the attenuation tank have started this week, and the build team will be working closely with our Estates and Security teams to make sure that this works has a minimal effect on the users of the car park.
In agreement with the University, builders will be working over the next two weekends. Please note that the site will be shut for the Christmas break from Friday 25 December and will be reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst the construction phase is ongoing.