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Spandrel Panel investigations

Please see the tables below for key periods of disruption.

As part of a wider programme by the Estates Project Team to assess the condition of the concrete spandrel panels which form the external façade of the Lasdun Wall, the next phase of the programme will commence across the Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Arts 1 and Arts 2 buildings the week commencing in July.

To enable the work to be undertaken, scaffolding will need to be erected external to the buildings and then secured via scaffold tubing inserted via windows to the sturctural building columns. Due to the height of scaffolding, rooms additional to those adjacent to the spandrel panels subject to works will be affected by the scaffolding.

Below is a table of when works will commence:

Building

Start date

Sciences

29/07/19

Biology

27/08/19

Chemistry

Reliant on Concrete Repairs*

Arts 1

07/08/19

Arts 2

19/08/19

 

*To avoid congestion and potential safety risks we are waiting until Concrete Repairs scaffolding has been dismantled and removed before commencing spandrel panel trial works in Chemistry. Therefore all dates related to Chemistry are subject to change.

Once the scaffolding has been installed at each location and the initial inspection of spandrel panels completed, work activities will include drilling into concrete which due to the nature of the Lasdun Wall is an incredibly disruptive and widespread activity.

Where possible we suggest relocating meetings or activities of a sensitive nature in the vicinity elsewhere for the duration of these disruptive works.

Below we have provided an overview of when the noisy and disruptive take place in addition to identifying the different locations across the Lasdun Wall where works will be undertaken identified, with both the rooms subject to works and those affected by scaffolding, as follows:

SCIENCES

SCIENCES – rooms subject to works

3.10, 2.34, 1.38, 1.39, 0.37, 0.39, 01.25, 01.27

Disruptive activity in SCI

Start Date of Activity

End Date of Activity

Erecting scaffold

29/07/19

02/08/19

Drilling into concrete

06/08/19

07/08/19

Fitting brackets

22/08/19

22/08/19

 

BIOLOGY

BIOLOGY - rooms subject to works

2.30, 1.35, 1.44, 0.46D, 0.37, 01.21, 01.19, 02.20

Disruptive activity in BIO

Start Date of Activity

End Date of Activity

Erecting scaffold

27/08/19

TBC

Drilling into concrete

TBC

TBC

Fitting brackets

TBC

TBC

 

CHEMISTRY*

CHEMISTRY - rooms subject to works

3.11, 1.11, 1.12, 0.30, 01.14, 01.13

Disruptive activity in CAP

Start Date of Activity

End Date of Activity

Erecting scaffold

TBC

TBC

Drilling into concrete

TBC

TBC

Fitting brackets

TBC

TBC

 

ARTS 1

ARTS 1 - rooms subject to works

3.22, 3.24, 2.15, 2.15A, 2.16B, 1.16, 1.18, 0.39, 1.13

To avoid disruption to the University's examination re-assessment period and Clearing activities, the programme of works for Arts 1 is still being devised.

Disruptive activity in ARTS 1

Start Date of Activity

End Date of Activity

Erecting scaffold

07/09/19

X
Drilling into concrete 23/08/19 (until 1pm due to exams) 27/08/19
Fitting brackets 27/08/19 27/08/19

ARTS 2

ARTS 2 - rooms subject to works

4.12, 4.14, 3.42, 3.43, 2.32, 2.35, 1.35, 1.37

This programme has been developed to avoid disruption to the University's examination re-assessment period and Clearing activities.

Disruptive activity in ARTS 2

Start Date of Activity

End Date of Activity

Erecting scaffold

19/08/19

30/08/19

Drilling into concrete TBC TBC
Fitting brackets TBC TBC