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Topic: Milner Centre

The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

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📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the 3rd monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution project. Our site manager, Firhan Rudorf-Saeed is on site throughout the working day, and should be the first point of contact for any issues.

We are currently holding 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.

The first stage of the groundworks is nearly complete. We are at the closing stages of excavating the ground to lower levels to install foundations and drainage up to 3m in depth. There will still be some element of noisy works, as the works involving the removal of rock is still ongoing. The noise and vibration is intermittent throughout the working day, and will take us into the end of April/beginning of May. The removal of excavated material from site by haulage lorries is now approximately 85% complete. Road conditions are constantly being monitored, and a road sweeper is being utilised as and when required.

Both the new water connection to Building 4SA and the works to excavate an electricity trench from site to the substation opposite the car park have now been completed. There is no further work planned in the immediate future which will affect the road outside our site compound.

Moving forward, the ground floor slab will be poured in two visits with the use of concrete pumps. The second week of May will see steel arrive on site, and the works involving the steel erection will take us up to the end of May. The steel will be erected with the use of mobile cranes and also mobile elevating working platforms which, unfortunately, do emit a loud beep when in operation.

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst the construction phase is ongoing.

Current site

Milner Centre site 1 Milner Centre site 2

 

 

The Milner Centre for Evolution project update

📥  Milner Centre

Site manager, Firhan Rudorf-Saeed is on site throughout the working day and should be the first point of contact for any issues.

The contractors are holding weekly meetings with the users of Building 4SA and attend the monthly University contractors meeting in order to keep staff and students informed of the works and to give as much notice of any potential disruption.

They are in constant liaison with the University Estates Department and also University Security with regard to any issues that may arise where there is a public interface.

Signs have been added to the perimeter of our site hoarding to give site contact details and directions for pedestrians.

In terms of site works - the process of excavating the ground to lower levels to install foundations continues - unfortunately, the noisy works involving the removal of rock are still ongoing.

The noise and vibration is intermittent throughout the working day and will take us into mid-April. The excavated material is being removed from site by haulage lorries and this is now approximately 75% complete. The road conditions are constantly being monitored and a road sweeper is being utilised when required.

Both the new water connection to Building 4SA and the works to excavate an electricity trench from site to the substation opposite the car park have been completed.

Moving forward, the groundworks are progressing well. The works are a combination of excavating, mass concrete pours, installation of prefabricated steel beams and building of retaining walls to produce a finished ground floor slab ready for the steel frame erection just after Easter.

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding while the construction phase is ongoing.

Current site

Forecast works over the next few weeks Noise level Forecast completion date
Breaking out rock in ground to form foundations and drainage Possible disruption throughout the day Until the end of March
Excavations being removed from site by haulage company Occasional plant noise Throughout March
Concrete deliveries Occasional plant noise Throughout March & April
General deliveries Occasional plant noise Throughout March & April

 

The Milner Centre for Evolution update

📥  Milner Centre

Our aim is to keep all staff and students working within close proximity of the project up-to-date and informed of works progress. Where possible WRW will give notice of any potential disruption. Site Manager, Firhan Saeed, will be on site throughout the working day and will be the first point of contact (07976 865497 or frs547@wrw.co.uk).

The contractor's welfare & office area has been installed and a secure boundary to the perimeter of the site has been erected. Additional signage to the perimeter  - to identify who we are, the site contact details and giving directions for pedestrians - is being displayed.

The site works have included stripping topsoil and we are in the process of excavating the ground to lower levels to install foundations and drainage up to 3m in depth. The ground is largely rock and consequently there will be some noisy works removing this. The noise & vibration will be intermittent throughout the working day over the next four to six weeks. The excavated material will then be removed from site by haulage lorries - during this time we will be monitoring road conditions to ensure they are kept clean.

We will also be installing a new water connection to Building 4SA within the next two weeks and excavating an electricity trench from the site to the substation opposite the car park.

Forecast works over the next few weeks Noise level Forecast completion date
  • Breaking out rock in ground to form foundations and drainage
Possible disruption throughout the day Until the end of March
  • Excavations being removed from site, by haulage company
Occasional plant noise Throughout March
  • Concrete deliveries
Occasional plant noise Throughout March & April
  • General deliveries
Occasional plant noise Throughout March & April

Current site, Feb 2017

Milner Update

How it will look in April 2018