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Milner Centre for Evolution project update

📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the ninth 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. The builders 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 staff and students informed of our works and to give notice of any potential disruption.

Road conditions are continuously monitored with a road sweeper being utilised as and when required.

The roof has now also been covered in a concrete structural topping in order to allow following trades to progress. Roof-lights have been installed, and the works to install the roof and make the building substantially water tight have commenced this month.

The internal walls have started to go up on the ground floor, along with containment baskets for all of the cables and ventilation ductwork within the building. The metal framework for the walls on the 1st floor have also progressed, with a view to them being boarded this month.

Externally, the building is taking shape – there is brickwork being installed all around the perimeter at low level, and a number of windows have been installed on the South elevation. The site has also taken delivery of the grey Kingspan cladding panels that make up some of the external façade of the building with a view to install these from the middle of this month.

As reported in last month’s update, there still remains 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, this works has not been planned, and the team will endeavour to give the University adequate warning as to when the works will be carried out.

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

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The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

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📥  Milner Centre

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.

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The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

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📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the seventh monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project.  Site manager Firhan Rudorf-Saeed is on site throughout the working day, and alongside him is a new addition to the site team, Tomasz Magiera – they should be the first point of contact for any issues. The builders 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 staff and students informed of the works and to give notice of any potential disruption.

The second stage of the groundworks has now been brought to a stop with the penetration of the rock proving to be more laborious and time consuming than originally anticipated. The works to complete the external drainage have now been programmed in later on in the build, and will be picked up alongside the external landscaping.

As with last month’s update, road conditions are continuously monitored, and a road sweeper is being utilised as and when required. There is no further work planned in the immediate future which will affect the road outside our site compound.

A combination of weather delays and other unforeseen elements have meant that the precast concrete plank installation for 1st floor and roof is still approximately 95% complete. The works planned for the middle of July had to be put back, and now the first week of August will see the return of the 130TN mobile crane and total completion of this element of works in order to allow other trades to follow straight on.

WRW were proud to play host again to one of the University’s Civil Engineering students who was with us for a 5-day placement during July. The feedback from offering these placements is very encouraging, and WRW are happy to accommodate further placements subject to how busy things are at site level.

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

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The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

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📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the sixth monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution project.

The site manager, Firhan Rudorf-Saeed is on site throughout the working day, and should be the first point of contact for any issues. They 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 the works and to give notice of any potential disruption.

The second stage of the groundworks has now commenced and will last a period of 2-3 weeks.  The works will involve completing the external drainage around the perimeter of the building. During this period there will be some element of noisy works due to the depth of the drainage. The noise and vibration will be intermittent throughout the working day, and will take us into the middle of July.

As with last month’s update, road conditions are continuously monitored, and a road sweeper is being utilised as and when required. There is no further work planned in the immediate future which will affect the road outside our site compound.

A combination of weather delays and other unforeseen elements have meant that the precast concrete plank installation for first floor and roof is approximately 95% complete. The middle of July will see the return of the 130TN mobile crane and total completion of this element of works in order to allow other trades to follow straight on.

WRW were proud to play host to two of the University’s Civil Engineering students who were with them for a five day placement during June. They hope that the experience was an enjoyable one, and gave them an insight into the challenges faced on a daily basis within the Construction Industry

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

 

The Milner Centre for Evolution Project update

📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the fifth monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution project. Site manager, Firhan Rudorf-Saeed, is on site throughout the working day, and should be the first point of contact for any issues. The team 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 the works and to give notice of any potential disruption.

The first stage of the groundwork is now complete. The builders have excavated the ground to lower levels to install foundations and drainage up to 3m in depth. The second stage of the groundwork is scheduled for the week commencing Monday 26 June, where the works involving the external perimeter drainage will continue to completion. During this period there will be some element of noisy works due to the depth of the drainage. The noise & vibration will be intermittent throughout the working day, and will take us into the beginning of July.

Road conditions are constantly being monitored, and a road sweeper is being utilised as and when required. There is no further work planned in the immediate future which will affect the road outside the site compound.

Steel frame erection commenced during the first week of May, and has now been lined, levelled and signed over, ready for the next phase of the build. Both the first floor and roof are made of precast concrete planks – the works involved around installing these planks will see us through to the middle of June. These works will involve the use of a 130TN mobile crane to position each plank in its place with the emphasis on precision and quality.

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

Current site

Milner centre site pic June Milner centre site pic June (2) Milner progress chart June

 

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📥  Milner Centre

Welcome to the third 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.

They 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 their works and to give notice of any potential disruption.

The first stage of the groundworks is nearly complete. They 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 them 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 Milner Chart

 

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