Contingent from Malaysia, checking on site progress.
And five days later…
First sight of Block D core from Royal Mint Street.
Rising above the Network Rail viaducts and the encapsulation.
First core, Block D, rising – extremely close to the rail assets either side of the new structure.
Large steels being delivered to site.
Steels being lifted into position.
Mr Edward Chong – CEO of IJM Land,supervising the raising of the lift/stair core.
Refurbishment and lining of viaduct arches.
View of the rebar installation – first floor lift/stair core.
South side – first steels delivered.
Very first jack of the lift/stair core Block D.
Spring is in the air and on site activity is ever increasing. Good progress has been made since the last update with the excavation works in the arches complete, the ground works are 75% finished and the installation of the first lift/stair core well underway (block D eastern end). The next quarter should see all the lift/stair cores installed courtesy of a series of 24hr work packages. All steel trusses lifted into place and secured over the encapsulation. Ground works will be concluded with all arches refurbished including wall and ceiling lining’s where appropriate. Some of the initial central heating plant (CHP) will be delivered and installed. Because of the physical site constraints, Midgard currently have approximately 80 operatives on site daily but this will increase to about 300 as the structure rises above the encapsulation level. By the end of May, the contractors aim to have the super structure/concrete frame up to first floor level – the rest of the main structure will then go up rapidly.