Jigsaw puzzle coming together!
Core B slip form rig being prepared.
Core B slip form being installed for lift and stair core construction.
Structural steels installed during night works.
Lift/stair core Block B preparation works .
The steel trusses isolate the encapsulation tunnel from any structural loadings. Isolation bearings also mitigate any noise and vibration from the Docklands Light Railway.
Core C completed.
Core C under construction – hottest April Day in the UK since 1949!
Formation of the basement area below reception foyer.
Second lift/stair core (Block C) rises above Royal Mint Street.
IJM Land signage affixed to the lift and stair core rig (Block C). Slip form commences on Wednesday 18th and should take approximately 6 days of 24hr concrete pouring to conclude.
The northern façade of the lift/stair core (Block C)
Several large steels now fully installed.
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.
Basement dig below reception area.