A milestone was reached on Tuesday with the concrete slab for the main building finally being completed. Having been postponed from last week due to the weather, the steel fixing, shuttering and position of bolt sets were checked on Monday and the concrete poured on Tuesday.
Other areas have also come on apace.
The concrete capping beam around the site was also completed, with the final northern section connecting the ILB and ALB Ramps being poured between Wednesday and Friday.
Planking around the perimeter of the sheet piles and capping beam has continued, with the upper terrace complete and the lower terrace well under way. Once this is done, closure sections will be added to the ends, the area backfilled and guard rails installed.
Service and tanks installation to the north has continued through the week, the bulk has now been installed apart from a small section of drainage and the wash down tank to the west plus two hydrant chambers. This will allow the north section to be trimmed to level this week so the apron in front of the building can be constructed.
Chambers to the south, such as the ground source heat pump manifold and rainwater harvesting tank, have been built up to allow further fill to the south section.
Grouting on the ALB ramp resumed after being postponed due to poor weather, with most of the bolt and lifting holes filled and brushed. Timber baulks will be added soon.
The shuttering for the main concrete slab has already been stripped and preparation has started for pouring upstands next week. Once these are done, damp proof course works can be completed. This will make the site ready for Reside contractors to start on the actual building. Reside's masonry gang are due on Tuesday 6th April to complete the first two courses of blockwork around the building which will enable Mackley to complete backfill and finishing works around the building.
Slab poured - a major milestone