Welcome to the 13th monthly update with news to keep you informed on the new Polden Student Accommodation project.
January has been another busy month with progress being made on the inside of the building as work continues on the concrete frame.
For safety reasons, due to very high winds, the dismantling of the first tower crane has been postponed and a new date booked in for mid-February. Everyone is hoping for light winds and good weather on the day! We will notifying everyone closer to the time, to ensure the crane’s transport vehicles pass smoothly through the campus.
The outside of the building is changing every day, with large sections of curtain walling now being installed to the staircores, roofing work is progressing well and hundreds of brackets are being installed to carry the stone cladding system. You will see the first stone on the building in the middle of February.
Work to connect the water supply from Wessex House to the Polden project is also taking place and we appreciate your patience while this essential work is carried out.
Work on the rear of the building, between the new accommodation and Polden Court, will be starting soon to install important underground services that will bring power and water to the scheme.
Inside the building, doors are being fitted, more floors are being laid and the lifts are even taking shape. The internal ‘fit-out’ of three out of the four blocks has also started.
The construction team will continue to work closely with the University Estates, AHS, and Security teams to minimise disruption as much as possible.
How Polden will look when it is finished