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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.

Current site

 

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.

Current site

 

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

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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

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