Good afternoon everyone,
Backed by some great weather over the past couple of days, the team has made great progress across site.
Below is a summary of works undertaken and coming up around the Domain precinct next week.
At the northern end of site, the team are progressing well with the permanent drainage, kerbing and roadworks for the future realignment of the southbound lane on St Kilda Road.
As previously notified, the team have moved some of our site perimeter fencing, near the Park Street signalised pedestrian crossing, to allow for the removal of redundant asphalt and enable work in this area.
South of the Park Street crossing within site, the team have begun to create trenching for drainage and prepare for tram pole footings and infrastructure to be built within site.
Further towards the centre of site, work is continuing finishing the subgrade, drainage and footings for future tram poles and light poles which will outline the future St Kilda Road southbound lane.
On the eastern edge of our work zone, alongside Melbourne Grammar School, the team will continue next week with bluestone kerbing, pavement and crossover rectifications.
While we mentioned yesterday that some nightworks might be occurring this evening to resolve a loose pit, due to changed conditions and the potential for higher flow on St Kilda Road this evening, these nightworks have been temporarily postponed.
We look forward to providing confirmation when this work can progress.
At the southern end of site, the team will be continuing next week to clean on top of the station box with sucker trucks working intermittently to clean up and remove the delayed pour strip surrounding the central ventilation service shafts.
This work will be progressing for the next two weeks.
From Thursday next week, you will notice a small team undertaking soil sampling along the northbound and southbound lanes of St Kilda Road between Toorak Road and Bromby Street and on Park Street. This work will involve a small team removing a patch of asphalt and retrieving a soil sample using hand tools, working for small periods of time in each location. Some removal of on-street parking and minor traffic management may be required to undertake this work safely, with teams working for approximately an hour in each location.
Anzac Station entrance construction – Tram Interchange
This week, we’ve included a photo of the canopy which shows the great progress the team have with made with roof cladding and skylight installation.
You will notice that almost all of the skylights have now been installed onto the internal diamonds of the canopy, with the final architectural details of the colour back glass soon to be added.
Over the coming week the team will continue working on installing the surrounding fascia encasing the perimeter edging of the roof, undertaking painting within the canopy and timber cleaning.
As notified in previous weeks, this work may continue to occur outside of normal construction hours once it begins however is not likely to generate high amounts of noise with a small team using hand tools.
Surrounding the tram platform trenching and conduit installation will continue for drainage and platform services with some work continuing out of hours as previously notified.
Backed by good weather recently, the team have completed most of the perimeter piles that will form one of the entrance points to the underground Anzac Station.
Next week, a retaining wall will be built in this location before it is excavated to a depth of ten metres over the coming weeks.
Following this stage, a base slab will be poured and the internal walls and roof will be built.
Station box construction
Underground on the concourse level, fit out works are continuing in the south, with formwork being applied to build the back of house rooms in the northern section.
On the lower platform levels, concrete pours are continuing to encase the reinforced steel and form the platform topping slabs.
Have a great weekend everybody and enjoy the game tonight. A day by day snapshot snap shot highlighted for you below.
|D-wall/Delayed Pour Strip/Backfill Works Lookahead|
|Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)DPS rectification & FRPMiddle Section:D-Wall demolition||Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)Pour DPS (half)Middle Section:D-Wall demolition||Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)D-Wall prep for waterproofingFRP of central plinthMiddle Section:D-Wall demolition||Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)D-Wall prep for waterproofingFRP of central plinthMiddle Section:D-Wall demolition||Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)D-Wall prep for waterproofingFRP of central plinthMiddle Section:D-Wall demolition||Southern Section:NDD Cleanout of delayed pour strip (DPS)D-Wall prep for waterproofingFRP of central plinthMiddle Section:D-Wall prep for waterproofing|
Best regards, Rob and Christian