The completion of the piling works
- 21 May 2008
Last week saw the achievement of a major project milestone: the completion of the piling works by Cementation. The demolition contractor has also completed his works with the exception of the flytower which has to await the end of the piling contract. The flytower basement will be cleared of silt (it has been used as a giant settlement tank for pumping works) and debris and part of the grillage will be removed to assist the removal of debris. DSM's large mobile crane will return to assist with this.
Meanwhile, John Doyles, the concrete works trade contractor is hard at work in the auditorium, commencing work on the pile caps that sit on top of the deep piles provided by Cementation.
The first tower crane is now in full operation, providing a visible signal of the work going on behind the hoardings. The second tower crane (whose base is just visible in the Swan yard) will be erected at the end of next week.