CYP weekly update

Good afternoon everyone,

Welcome to the end of another busy week – and the start of school holidays, for those of you for whom that is relevant.

Below is a snapshot of the works coming up on site next week. A reminder that works will recommence on Tuesday with Monday an RDO.

Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange

After a few false starts, the cross laminated timber (CLT) panels have commenced installation on the station canopy, you’ll notice that there are two scaffold towers adjacent to the canopy, these will provide access to the canopy roof the installation of the CLT panels. The team will start in the middle of the canopy, install the panels, and then use the panels as a working platform as they make their way out to each end of the station canopy. The centre diamonds within the diagrid of the canopy won’t have CLT panel installation, these sections will house the future skylights within the canopy structure. As mentioned last week, some work on the canopy is ongoing after 6pm, the should be wrapped up by 8pm, so shouldn’t be an extended evening presence for these works. The steel permitter beam around the canopy is also now complete, showing off the shape of the structure.

Station box construction

There will be no shortage of concrete pumps on surface level over the coming days and weeks as the team underground form up the permanent structures on the concourse level, the platform level and the stairwells that connect the two. The emergency egress stairwell in the north and south are both underway – with the south nearly complete and north has just begun. Concrete will also be flowing to infill the network of blockwork walls that make up the back of house rooms and corridors on concourse level. Tomorrow we’ll have a concrete pump out on site to start the first concrete pour will occur for the topping slab, which is poured on the top of those precast panels, which we included in a photo in last week’s update.

Surface Works

For those closest to the southern end of the site – you’ll have seen that we have started breaking up the surface of the site in preparation for the road and drainage works through this section of site.

These road and drainage works will create a temporary alignment for the south bound lane of St Kilda Road. Switching the southbound traffic onto this road alignment will give the team access to the sections of D-wall that sit directly underneath where the southbound lane is currently positioned. There will be more detail about this switch in upcoming construction notifications, but it won’t result in any access changes for buildings. The breakout of the surface in this area commenced in earnest on Thursday this week and also involved pulling up old tram tracks that have been in place since before the project began. These tracks were laid during the projects first St Kilda Road realignment way back in 2018. The removal of these tracks is timely, as we are quickly approaching the third and final tram line alignment, which is scheduled for late November this year.

On the progress of the D-wall breakout and delayed pour strips, we’ve recently completed the waterproofing and the concrete pour for the section of Stage 3 that is closest to Melbourne Grammar School. Next week during school holidays, we’ll be back with the excavator to start breaking back this section of D-wall, as you’d imagine, this will be particularly noisy work.

Those in the northern end of site might notice an excavator making its way along the eastern side of the site, this is trenching the alignment for a future high voltage cable that will be relocated on top of the station roof. Later in July the project team will launch an under-road bore to feed the cable through to the connection point in Park Street. This will require the temporary closure of the left turn from St Kilda Road into Park Street, we’ll send out a construction notification about these works once we’ve got the exact dates confirmed.

Monday 27/6Tuesday 28/6Wednesday 29/6Thursday 30/6Friday 01/07Saturday 02/07
Stage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform substructure works, service trenchingStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRPStage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform structure works, service trenching, roof slab concrete pourStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRPStage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform structure works, service trenchingStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRPStage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform structure works, service trenching, roof slab concrete pourStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRPStage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform structure works, service trenchingStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRPStage 1 – Shrine access shaft FRPStage 2 – Roof Slab completion FRPStage 3 – Tram Platform structure works, service trenchingStage 4 – D-wall demolition & completion FRP

Have a great weekend!

Best regards,

Rob and Christian

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