With the majority of the noisy E7A demolition work due to end this month, the construction of the new home for four departments within the Faculty of Science and Engineering is now well and truly under way.
While the demolition of external pavements, the internal courtyard façade, and the lift core is still in action, these ground works are due to come to a wrap in the next few weeks. The University scheduled these noisier works to be carried out between December and March to minimise the impact to staff and students on campus.
Since the project’s main contractor, Buildcorp Interiors, commenced on site in late November of last year, they have been working on demolishing old structures, laying foundation piers, and reinforcing existing columns and ceilings. In the future they will install a tower crane to help with the work on the structural plans for the building, including lifting the core, and working on the atrium.
With the project set to be completed in early 2017, there is still a way to go. However, these works are being completed as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to the University community.