Good afternoon everyone,
Hope everyone is rugging up with the onset of cold weather.
Just a reminder that next Monday is an RDO – so we’ll be back on Tuesday.
Below is next week’s construction lookahead.
Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange
The newest feature of the tram interchange was installed on Thursday, with precast panels installed for the part of the new tram kiosk that sits on the future tram platform. The kiosk component itself will be on the south side of this pre-cast section that you can see installed. I’ve fielded a few queries asking whether this will be its final height – The structure itself actually sits within the tram platform, the ground around it will be built up and the tram platform around it, so there won’t be as much exposed structure as you see now. I’ve included a photo of the precast installed, and as you can see, it will be a while yet before you can order a ristretto.
Back over at the tram interchange station entrance, next week work will continue on the construction of the canopy structure. The last section of the green support beams has gone in today, with the final section of the timber cross beams to be installed by the end of the week.
Next week, the timber sections of the canopy will begin to be lifted and secured into place. As we’d mentioned in the monthly construction update, some sections of this may need continue up until 10pm on some nights.
Station box construction
Down in the station box it is a case of rinse and repeat as the teams install the precast over track exhaust (OTE) installation, along with the framework that will form the platform doors. Installation of the precast sections of the future station platform are underway. The precast segments will be lowered into the station box until 10pm, while preparation works ahead of their installation will continue overnight. This activity is located entirely at platform level, and is unlikely to generate high noise at surface after 10pm. The fireproof walls that line the station at platform level are nearing completion and we expect to have the last shotcreting of these walls complete by the end of the month.
Internal walls and permanent columns continue to be constructed in the station box, moving from south to north, as well as continuing the construction of the headwall that connects the station box to the tunnels. These works will involve steelfixing, formworking and concrete pours. As with all concrete pours, they must be completed continuously, and may run over normal construction hours. As per the construction notice, steel fixing will continue in the station box 24/7.
Plunge columns will continue to be removed, like the firewalls, we’re expecting to have the last of these removed this month
In some good news, the last of the temporary voids in the southern section were closed this week, which will help reduce noise coming from the concourse works below This leaves just two voids (side by side) near Domain Road to service the works underground.
The crane set up adjacent to these voids will be our primary crane, lowering precast and equipment into the station box. This crane will be used up until 10pm on work nights.
Demolition is progressing well on the surface, in fact this week we kicked off Stage 4 of our excavation early, it was originally scheduled to start next week.
I noticed that the map we’ve been sharing in previous weeks didn’t extend the Stage 4 works far enough along the station box. On the map, Stage 4 only extended only as far as Bowen Lane. The start of Stage 4 would have been a double surprise to workers at 390 SKR and residents of the Botanica, as the actual extent of works is up to their building. I’ve had the map adjusted so it comes a little closer to the actual edge of the Stage 4 works. My apologies for the confusion.
I’ve also added in the next stage of works on the surface, the road and drainage works. You’ll see it flagged in green on the map I’ve included in today’s update. The actual road and drainage works start in June, but before this begins we will break out the old road and tram tracks. We may start some of this early breakout next week – at the southernmost end of site.
I know it is already obvious to everyone in the area, but these works will generate periods of high noise and the works will be carried out during normal working hours.
In addition to the surface works listed below, waterproofing and screeding in the area will continue. Non-Destructive-Digging trucks – also known as sucker trucks – will be used on site to clean out any debris in the strip of reinforced steel prior to concrete being poured in the sections of delayed pour strip (These delayed pour strips are along the edge of the D-wall, shown in yellow on the map).
|Monday 23/5||Tuesday 24/5||Wednesday 25/5||Thursday 26/5||Friday 27/5||Saturday 28/5|
|RDO||Stage 1 – Surface Structure Works + completion of backfillStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works||Stage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure Works + roof slab cleanoutStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works||Stage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure Works + roof slab cleanoutStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works||Stage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works||Stage 1 – Surface Structure WorksStage 2 – Roof Slab completion worksStage 3 – Surface Structure WorksStage 4 – Excavation and demolition works|
Have a great weekend