December 2017

Dear Customers,

 

We are fast approaching the festive Christmas period and would like to express best wishes to all of our buyers.

 

As you can see from the regular pictorial updates, our main contractor, Midgard, are making good progress. The piling for the superstructure was completed in August and since Midgard took possession of the site, they have been continuing the groundworks, exposing the piles, cropping as required, installing steel cages and pouring main concrete beams. At the same time they have continued the installation of the sheet piling that abuts the public highway, removing existing floor slabs within the railway arches and advancing the attenuation tank structure. As always, since the work is taking place adjoining or within railway structures, the level of supervision is exhaustive.

 

To give you some idea as to look ahead programme for the next couple of months, Midgard will continue with the ground works, complete the installation of the attention tank, install 2 cranes, construct the concrete columns for the steel trusses that will sit over the encapsulation works, start works on slip forming the core to Block D, and reconstruct the floors to the railway arches including the new drainage systems.

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North side reduced dig underway. Piles being exposed for cropping.

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Sheet piling 25% complete for attenuation tank.

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Moving further along the south side with the pile cap steel work – making ready for concrete pour.

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Sheet piling on north easterly corner – abutting neighbours site.

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3 arches fully cleared. Reduced level dig to commence shortly.

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Late evening concrete pour.

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Midgard now have clearance from Network Rail and DLR to commence the reduced ground dig and associated works on both sides of the site.

November 2017

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Finishing the waterproofing works to the encapsulation. Reduce ground level dig and associated works on the north side of the site due to commence this week (w/c 27/11/17). Good progress being made on the southern side, including crane base installation works.

 

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Pile caps on south side exposed, cropped and being prepared for rebar cage. Sheet piling at street level continued as ground contractors move westwards.

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The site is particularly narrow at this eastern end, so the contractors have to work particularly methodically, they start by installing sheet piling, reduce the ground levels to expose existing piles, crop the piles to size, install rebar frame and infill with concrete to create base level, then move westward along the frontage of Royal Mint Street. The works are carried out very close to the new DLR encapsulation works, so great care is required not to touch the new structure.

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Less talk, more work please!

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Ground levels about to be reduced/super structure piles exposed.

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Concrete slab removal from arches.

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Arch slab base broken up under the supervision of Network Rail.

October 2017

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Rebar formation for pile cage. Concrete to be poured to form capping beam.

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Ground levels reduced and pile caps exposed on the north easterly side of the site. Piles cropped in readiness for capping beam. Once installed, these beams will take the weight of the steel trusses that will straddle the new encapsulation works. Steel sheet piling installed around the perimeter of the site.

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Piles being exposed and sheet piling works continuing.

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Creating header access to main sewer and new link from the attenuation tank.

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Works begin in existing arches. Floors to be removed and structures to be waterproofed. Each arch is continuously monitored for movement.