Impact of campus investment building projects

Keeping you updated on our current campus building projects

4 East South: Project update

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📥  4 East South

Despite the recent windy conditions and heavy rainfall progress has been good.

  • The building’s West core has received a weather proof coating.
  • All windows have been installed on the West core.
  • The West core is scheduled to be completely water tight by early December.
  • Construction of the parapet walls on the East core has begun.
  • In December the parapets will be covered with an asphalt layer.
  • Internal mechanical and electrical works have begun.

Health & Safety

There have been no injuries or accidents on site.

The site has achieved a 98% score in the recent health and safety compliance audit. The team has never scored lower than 97%.

Did you know...?

The site team recently took part in the Chartered Institute of Building’s charity quiz and raised £2004 for the Wallace and Gromit appeal.

 

 

10 West: Project Update

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📥  10 West

The project has made good progress and remains on schedule, despite recent weather conditions.

  • Work continues on the Podium to prepare for the installation of concrete planks on 7 December.
  • Internal work has now commenced on Level 5, coinciding with the installation of lifts.
  • Final work has begun on the building’s façades, including external rendering, fitting glass panes and cosmetic finishes.

Health and Safety

There have been no injuries or accidents on site, reviews continue to ensure a safe environment for the site team and pedestrians.

Noise

The noise levels will continue to be the same as previous months.

Installation of cosmetic finishes on the building’s southern façade

Installation of cosmetic finishes on the building’s southern façade

 

10 West: Project update

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📥  10 West

Progress to date

The project remains on schedule and the team are well prepared for difficult winter weather conditions.

  • Excellent progress has been made on the façades on all elevations to prepare for installation of final finishings.
  • Work on the roof has nearly finished.
  • Preparation for the installation of photovoltaic panels has begun.
  • Internal works throughout the building are progressing well, and the final joinery stage has begun.
  • Installation of glazed screens will begin soon.
  • Final works within the Atrium and on the feature stairwell have started and should be complete by late December 2015

Health and Safety

There have been no injuries or accidents on site, reviews continue to ensure a safe environment for the site team and pedestrians.

Noise

The noise levels will continue to be the same as previous months.

Did you know…?

On 22 October 2015 the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, together with representatives from the University’s Council and Vinci Construction attended a Topping Out ceremony. Topping Out ceremonies are held when a new building reaches its highest point. Traditionally the ceremony is conducted to thank workers for their efforts and to honour their safety.

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4 East South: Project update

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

The site team have made excellent progress during October and remain on schedule.

  • The roof has been completed and a weatherproofing will begin in November.
  • Once the roof has been made weather tight internal works will commence.
  • The erection of the West core steel frame is nearing completion.
  • Installation of reinforced concrete planks has been completed on the East core, Level 7.
  • The installation of windows on the south elevation’s façade has commenced.
  • Internal partitioning and plumbing on levels 1 to 5 which is going well.
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Health & Safety

There have been no injuries or accidents on site.

The site team has achieved a ‘Beyond Compliance Award’ from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This award shows the team’s dedication to health and safety standards, as well as their commitment to customer services to both staff and neighbours.

Did you know...?

The site team has used approximately 1100 cubic meters of concrete and 200 tons of re-enforced steel on on the project, which is the same amount that was used for NASA’s initial Space Launch System.

 

 

10 West reaches ‘high point’ in its development

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📥  10 West

A special ceremony, dating back thousands of years, took place last week to celebrate a crucial stage in the 10 West building project.

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The 'topping out' of the new multi-million pound building was performed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell.

The 'topping out' celebration is held when the highest point of a new building has been constructed. Traditionally it was a celebration to thank workers for their efforts, to honour their safe working, and to wish safety for those about to complete the construction.

Dame Glynis was joined by members of the University Council, representatives from the main contractor Vinci Construction, and other University colleagues including Director of Estates Martyn Whalley.

The new 10 West building is due to open in early 2016 at a cost of around £29m. It will provide state-of-the art new research and teaching space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology as well as a new home for the University's Institute for Policy Research.

Martyn Whalley said: "We are delighted with the progress of this major building project which will provide much needed additional academic space on campus.”

Peter Cole of Vinci Construction, added: "We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this prestigious project, and to be working with an exceptional team of individuals to achieve the best for the University.

“The building works are progressing well and are on programme for a successful completion next April.”

 

 

 

10 West: Project update

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📥  10 West

Progress to date

The project remains on schedule and made good progress in September:

  • The façade and roof are now mostly water tight which has allowed internal works to restart on Level 5.
  • Access facilities within the Atrium have been completed, ready for future internal work.
  • External work to the podium is underway in preparation for the delivery of stairs and precast planks.
  • Substantial mechanical plant equipment has been delivered and will be installed in the Level 4 plant rooms.
10 West façade from the North

10 West façade from the North

Health and Safety

There have been no injuries or accidents on site, reviews continue to ensure a safe environment for the site team and pedestrians.

Noise

The noise levels will continue to be the same as previous months.

Did you know…?

Approximately 450 tons of plasterboard have been used in the building; if the boards were laid end to end they would stretch for 26 miles (double the distance of the Bath to Bristol cycle track).

 

4 East South: Project update

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

September was been a busy month:

  • The second double height level has been completed.
  • The reinforced concrete frame has been completed up to Level 6.
  • The erection of cladding between levels 2 and 4 has begun.
  • Construction of parapets on the roof is underway.
  • Painting contractors have finished work on the Level 5 soffits, which has allowed for the mechanical and electrical subcontractors to begin work on the floor.
  • The site team has begun installing the internal partition walls on Level 2.

Internal partitions on Level 2

Soffits on Level 5

Health & Safety

Zero accidents on site.

Did you know...?

The site has been audited by the Considerate Constructor Scheme and has achieved the excellent score of 43.

The Considerate Constructor Scheme is a non-profit organization, it was founded in 1997 to improve the outward appearance of the construction industry to the public.

 

4 East South: Project update

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

August has been a productive month:

  • The reinforced concrete frame is complete up to Level 5 on the west wing and Level 4 on the east.
  • The first double height studio floor is now completed, the next one will be finished in the first week of September.
  • In the next month, work will start on the façade of the building together with completion of the west wing roof.
  • Internal works are continuing on the data centre, internal partitions have started and the fit out of the mechanical and electrical installation first fix is on programme.
  • The energy centre and the footpath are scheduled to reopen in time for the start of term.
  • Painters have just finished the soffits on Level 3; mechanical and electrical subcontractors are currently working on this level.
Level 5 West core slab being poured

Level 5 West core slab being poured

Health & Safety

Zero accidents on site; the team has received 100% score in the safety audit.

Level 3 soffits have been painted

Level 3 soffits have been painted

Did you know...?

We have been audited during August for Ecosite, which is a Bouygues Construction site environmental initiative. This approach seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations during the construction phase. The internal label rewards sites that have implemented site environmental standards, common to all Group entities.

If the 4ES project achieves the standard, it will be the first site in the western region to do so.

We'll know the result of the audit in September.

More information about Ecosite.

 

 

10 West: Project update

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📥  10 West

Progress to date

We are pleased to report the project is still on schedule

  • The concrete frame is now completed together with the atrium stairs which has allowed the crane to be removed from site.
  • As can be seen from the site, the majority of the windows are in and the larger glazing panels should be completed over the next couple of months.  A number of openings have been left to assist in material deliveries.
Most windows have been fitted

Most windows have been fitted

  • The roofing works are now well advanced and due for completion during October.  A separate temporary crane will be used to get the final materials to the roof. The aim is for the roof to be water tight in late October.
  • Internal partitioning works and M&E installations are progressing up to Level 4.
  • Raised access floors and plastering is well underway on all floors.

We are continuing to hold meetings with the end users of the building; members of the Department of Psychology have visited the site and they were very impressed with the progress.

10 West on schedule for completion

10 West on schedule for completion

Health & Safety

There have been no accidents and regular reviews continue to ensure a safe environment for those working on site and  pedestrians passing by.

Noise

Noise will continue at the same level as in previous months.

Did you know…?

We have over 5 miles of various types of pipework within the building, with 40 engineers working on it.

 

4 East South: Project update - August 2015

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📥  4 East South

Progress to date

The project is going well, and this month we have made good progress.

  • The reinforced concrete frame up to Level 4 on the West wing, and level 3 on the East has been completed. The West wing frame should be fully completed by the end of August.
  • Internal works have started on the data centre, and the fit out of the Mechanical and Electrical installation.
  • Work progresses at high level to form the first of the two double-height spaces (see below image). The pre-cast concrete floor is planned for delivery week commencing 10 August 2015.


Double Columns and Beams


Newly poured concrete of Level 4

 

Health & Safety

  • Bouygues-UK and the Bath site team are proud to announce that they have won the Gold ROSPA 2015 Award for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Zero accidents on site; the team has received 100% score in the safety audit.

Did you know...?

This month we were very fortunate to receive a visit from students from across the country as part of the ‘Headstart’ programme, arranged with the University of Bath, to help young people gain an understanding of construction processes. It was an enjoyable and informative day - hopefully our visitors will be designing schemes of their own in the future!

The girls

The boys