10.11.17 | Construction update
Over the last month Keltbray have nearly completed the main demolition works. Cementation Skanska (CSL) have already started piling activities and a test pile has been commenced. CSL’s set up will include the delivery of piling rigs and mobile cranes. All significant deliveries will be agreed and coordinated with WCC and TfL.
Site cabins have been relocated and the main site entrance has been re-positioned on Halkin Street.
CSL’s early activities will include construction of the secant piled retaining wall and large bearing piles. These activities will continue into the New Year. Thames Water will move two of their water meters from Grosvenor Place and Grosvenor Crescent this month and we will work with them in order to keep the pavements open.
We are finalising proposals with TfL for our site accommodation gantry above the Grosvenor Place pavement. Enabling works are planned to commence this month and will include infilling the Victorian vaults underneath the pavement adjacent to the site, and infilling of the south side staircase to the subway.
Access to the subway from the north stair (Grosvenor Crescent end) will be maintained. All of these works will require closures to the Grosvenor Place pavement and pedestrians will be diverted into the first lane of the carriageway, which will be closed to traffic and safety barriers will be erected.
The inaugural session of the Construction Liaison Group (CLG) was held on 11 October, and was well attended by local resident and business groups.