Cranes, drains and pre-cast panels
Now that the basement area of the first apartment block of Ryman Healthcare’s Commodore Drive site has been completed, walls are going up at such a rapid pace it seems like a whole level has gone up in one day! Project Manager Dave McKearney said the progress was exciting for the team to see.
“We dig holes for so long for the foundations and then when we get out of the ground and go up, that’s when you start seeing the changes more rapidly.” There were still plenty of holes to be dug elsewhere on site though, said Dave, including connecting the site to the main stormwater and sewage network.
Excavation work is also being done at the top of the hill where the bowling green is going in, while at the lower end a hole is also being dug for the foundations of a new tower crane, due to arrive on site at the end of April.
“The other cranes there are temporary cranes until that arrives from our Birkenhead site,” said Dave. “The tower crane is able to reach over the distance for standing up the precast panels, so it will really accelerate the work on the village centre construction.”