Welcome to the twelfth 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 Andy Gimber are on site throughout the working day and should be the first point of contact for any issues. The team are continuing to hold weekly meetings with the users of Building 4SA, and attend the monthly University Contractor’s meeting with a view to keeping our staff and students informed of our works and to give notice of any potential disruption.
Works to install the roof and make the building substantially water tight are still ongoing. The initial layer of vapour barrier has been installed across the different steps in the roof, and the works are now focussing on installing the insulation and the rest of the Bauder roof system. Internal walls are continuing to go up on both floors with the ductwork and necessary containment for all of the electrical equipment currently being installed. The build team are also just over midway into the works associated with screeding the underfloor heating areas.
Both the brickwork and stonework is continuing to be installed all around the perimeter at low and high level. The installation of the grey Kingspan cladding is nearly complete with only a few areas remaining to be covered up. The next sequence of works will see the white/cream Marley Eternit cladding panels being installed to the North elevation.
The plant compound has now been formed which is the housing unit for the building’s transformers and generators. This phase will also see the remaining drainage works being carried out to conclusion while the investigation works for the attenuation tank is ongoing.
As with last month’s update, the construction team would like to make it know that they are continuously working closely with the University’s Estates & Security teams to make sure that this works has a minimal effect on the users of the car park. In agreement with the University, there will be building work over the next few weekends.
As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst the construction phase is ongoing.