1 West Phase 3: Project Update July 2015

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Works to 1 West Phase 3 are moving along at a rapid pace and evidence of the new building is starting to emerge from the scaffold shroud that has been in place for the last few months.

Externally 50% of the new roof is complete with the temporary roof being removed at present. New windows have been installed to most of level 4 with level 3 underway. 1 west temporary roof removed

Internally the services and partition works are progressing in line with the programme with walls now being plastered and painted. 1 west level 2 interview rooms
New internal doors and glazed screens are due to start within the next four weeks.  1 west level 3

The project is scheduled for completion by 7 September 2015.

Midas Construction Ltd are pleased to have been instructed to carry out the re-roofing of the adjacent 3 West building with these works due to commence during July.

1 west forecast
Noise from the works will be unavoidable, however we hope the traffic light system above will assist.  It is not anticipated that the construction activity will create any more noise than the current ambient noise levels with the exception of the roof decking. Please also note that the dates above are a guide and likely to change as a result of unforeseen changes and site issues.

Scaffold & Temporary Roof

As can be seen the building is currently enclosed in a scaffold and temporary roof structure to allow the construction works to continue in the dry whilst the roof and windows have been removed. As works proceed these will be progressively removed to expose the new building. The site will be accessed from the level 1 underdeck to minimise contractor interaction with the student population. Site offices are in Brendon Court car park.

1 west level 4 terrace roof

Safety will always be paramount to all our operations on site.

Disruption to adjacent building users

We do not anticipate any major interface issues with the current use of 1West, Library and 3West however there will be times when works at the junctions with these buildings will require alterations and additional hoarding to allow the tie in to be completed. These will be timetabled and managed in conjunction with the University Estates team. Interface works will be segregated at all times ensuring that the safety of the building user is paramount at all times.

Pedestrian Movement at site entrance

Site delivery numbers will now increase, all vehicle movements will be strictly managed by Midas traffic marshal and by timing of deliveries around peak pedestrian movements times. Please take direction as required at site entrance gates from Traffic Marshals for your own safety.


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