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Polden development update

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📥  Polden

Welcome to the seventh monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Polden Student Accommodation project.

July has seen the completion of foundations and under-building drainage to allow the concrete frame to progress on all areas of the project.  The building team continue to have a large amount of concrete delivered every day which is allowing the concrete frame to rise at a great pace while liaising with the University Security department on all deliveries expected on the campus to minimise disruption as much as possible.

They have now cast the first section of the floor slab on level 3 with only two stories left to complete the corner overlooking the West Car Park.

It is at this level where the builders will introduce temporary waterproofing to the slab to reduce the amount of rainwater entering the building to allow internal trades to commence.

Another major milestone will be reached in the next week as internal block work to form the plant rooms, cycle store, bin store, and office space on the ground floor will commence. This will provide dry, secure areas for plumbers and electricians to start installing the plant rooms that will power the building.

A couple of day's production were lost during this month due to high wind speeds which has prevented tower cranes from being used.  One of the safety features on all tower cranes is to sound an alarm when wind speeds exceed a certain limit. The build team are looking into alternative alarms with the crane supplier to prevent the alarm from disrupting neighbouring building users.

As always, the team appreciate your patience and understanding whilst the construction phase is ongoing, and continue to work closely with the University Estates, AHS, and Security teams to minimise disruption as much as possible. As with last month, below are a few photos of progress taken from the tower cranes.  What a great view they have from 40m above the ground.

Current site (from above)

 

Polden development update

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📥  Polden, Uncategorized

Welcome to the sixth monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Polden Student Accommodation project.

June was another busy month for us on the project and as you will know if you have seen the site, this month has seen the building rise out of the ground.

Foundations are now complete to all areas of the building. Our groundworkers are concentrating on digging out and installing drainage beneath the building to allow the ground floor slab to be cast adjacent to 7W and 9W. The excavations against the retaining walls are also now being filled to allow external drainage to link the building into the existing University drainage system.

The concrete structure is progressing at great speed, and we are working on forming the level 2 floor slab to the corner nearest the West Car Park entrance.

We continue to pour concrete every day, forming columns and walls every evening to allow the concrete to cure during the cooler evenings. This allows us to strike the shutters on columns the following morning and prepare the next column to be cast the same afternoon, a method which has allowed the frame to progress quickly.

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding while the construction phase is ongoing, and we continue to work closely with the Department of Estates, AHS, and Security teams to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Below are a few photos of progress taken from our tower cranes.  What a great view they have 40m above the ground!

Current site (from above)