The last quarter has seen significant progress and activity. The existing basement areas have been backfilled with concrete allowing heavy machinery onto site. The foundations to the fifteen arched viaducts have been exposed and removed under supervision and instruction by Network Rail. Night works are on-going with the installation of protection screens which will allow further demolition works to take place. New entrances from Royal Mint Street have been consented and installed allowing construction vehicles alternative access points. All pile matting has been completed, rigs on site and piling works currently underway in order to complete the encapsulation works. At each and every stage, consents have to be obtained by the authorities including Network Rail and Dockland Light Railways, an extremely frustrating and difficult process but one that cannot be avoided.
Piling for secant pile wall on north side progress. This wall will form the separation between the basements and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Bank Line tracks. This wall will also carry the encapsulation slab.
PJ Careys are the specialist contractors working on this next complicated phase of our project, this involves the encapsulation of the DLR line which presently runs through the middle of the site. The following link will take you to the Careys website where you might find the brief summary of this phase interesting. The images show the extension of the tunnel and the site made ready for the construction of the superstructure.
Piling works in full swing. Mobile cranes, CFA piling rigs, mini piling rigs and secant piling rig on site.
CFA piling works being carried out on the south side.
Concrete being poured into the existing basements under the railway viaduct in preparation for piling works to commence.
New site entrances being constructed along Royal Mint Street and railway protection screens being installed in preparation for piling works to start.