The Milner Centre for Evolution project update

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Welcome to the 15th monthly update aimed at keeping you up to speed on the new Milner Centre for Evolution Project.

Work to install the roof is continuing and the Bauder system has been installed to 90% of the main roof. The lower balcony is 30% complete with a view to being finished in the next couple of weeks.

Internally, the walls are continuing to go up on both floors, the feature ammonite ceiling in the breakout room has started to be constructed, and the ductwork and the casing for all of the electrical and data cables is currently being installed. Work on the raised access flooring on the 1st and ground floors is in progress.

The stonework to the North elevation has begun at low level, and this week will see scaffolding being erected to the full height of the building to facilitate the work. The installation of the grey Kingspan cladding is nearly complete with only a few areas remaining to be covered. The cream/white Marley Eternit cladding is now 70% finished on the North Elevation, with a view to the work being finished once the stonework has been completed.

The drainage work is continuing, and the footpath closure is now in effect. We anticipate that the work will take approximately five weeks, after which the footpath will be re-opened. Pedestrians are being asked to use the footpath from Car Park A that goes toward the lake and then up to the University buildings in the interim.

As reported in last month’s newsletter, the completion date has been extended to June 2018, due mainly to weather related issues slowing progress of key trades.

Fortnightly meetings are being held with the contractors so notice of any potential disruption is provided and we appreciate your patience while construction takes place

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