Pre-cast train impact walls being laid out for installation on the northern side of the building. This initial test run will take place during engineering hours (night works – no trains). If the installation goes smoothly, the intention is the install the remainder of the walls whilst the rail lines are live/in operation.
Second floor (above encapsulation) being prepared for slab pour.
Back of house link to Network Rail arches coming together, extra wide passageway and high ceilings. On the left of the image is the lower level that will house much of the plant equipment.
We have now successfully completed the installation of all 3 lift and stair cores and the scale and bulk of the Royal Mint Gardens project is becoming evident. All but 2 of the steel trusses have been delivered and installed with much of the mezzanine and first floor levels formed. The stairs within Core D are in and up to 8th floor level. In terms of programme with our main contractor, we are either on time or slightly ahead on all critical paths. The refurbishment of the arches has taken longer than anticipated albeit these do not form part of our critical path. Fitting out of the arches is on-going as our contractors intend to move the steel porta-cabins from site and take occupation of the arches, this will free up space around the site.
Looking forward, the next quarter should see the commencement of the brickwork for the townhouses fronting Royal Mint Street, the completion of the impact wall on the northern section being the final separation from the railway, swimming pool structure complete, cantilever steel work on the northern section fabricated and installed. All stair cores will be fitted with stairs up to a minimum of 4th floor. From the end of August, a new floor will be installed every 15-20 days.
Plant for heating systems delivered and being prepared for installation.
Walls of swimming pool being set – out. In between the cores of Block C and Block D .
Floors being prepared and laid.
Triple height reception entrance being formed.
Steelworks around encapsulation completed. Supporting struts now being dismantled.
The last of the large steel girders are now installed.
Collars which form part of the passive air vents over the DLR line.
Concrete slurry being lowered into place.
Floor above the new encapsulation being prepared for concrete screed.
Basement and Mezzanine levels being formed in situ as opposed to pre-cast.
A selection of arches within the rail viaduct – all clad using a waterproof Network Rail conforming system. Access for on-going inspections is a requirement. The concrete blockwork will form back of house areas.