Many of our campus development projects had been placed on hold. However, work continued on the Esther Simpson Building site whilst closely following the Public Health England recommendations.
Since most of us have been away from campus the Esther Simpson Building project has been making progress. Below is an update from the contractor BAM about what work has happened in recent months.
- Steelwork has commenced on site and we are currently building the first phase of the works. This starts from the side nearest the Substation working towards Cloberry Street. Within this element is one of the first staircases to be installed also.
- Once the first part of the frame is complete we will install nets to protect operatives before they commence installing the metal sheets which will become part of the floor structure
- Due to failure in the surface to the temporary nursery drop off bays we have organised for this to be replaced with a fresh layer to ensure longevity for the scheme.
- The next stage of structural works will require us to concrete the higher floors along with forming the basement concrete box housing the plantroom.
Watch a time-lapse of the Esther Simpson Building project.