By Renato Obbiettivo, Project Manager
A major milestone was achieved at Living Choice Woodcroft on 27th April when we had our first concrete pour for the leisure centre, comprising the car park stair pad and the strip footings to the western facing car park.
The next major milestones are to progress concrete works to the leisure centre car park and cinema areas and complete the bulk excavation works to the new Link Apartments.
As at 1st May, the groundwork preparation was 100% complete and the team had reconditioned the existing ground by reworking and compacting soils to achieve optimum foundation properties for the leisure centre.
The extensive retaining walls along the western aspect are completed and controlled backfill has advanced to pave the way for the leisure centre car park.
Over the past month, 54 comprehensive bored piles have also been installed to the new Link Apartments Building and the pile capping beam is completed.
Detailed footing excavation work is complete within the car park area and fire stair 2, paving the way for new precast columns supporting level 1. Footing excavation concurrent with the swimming pool excavation work is progressing and new underfloor hydraulic services to accommodate the new amenities adjacent the existing lift is also completed.
In brief, the construction activities planned for the next 4 weeks are:
- Complete detailed footing excavation works and pour car park footings, cinema and swimming pool excavation and shotcreting;
- Bulk excavation works to the new Link Apartments Building to create undercroft car parking;
- Detailed footing excavations to the new Link Apartments at undercroft level;
- New underground services;
- Commence precast panel and column manufacture;
Vehicles are entering the site via Pimpala Road as their main travel path via two entrances. Keeping the road and footpaths immediately surrounding the site clean is of utmost importance to our team and contractors.
We are constantly liaising with our trade contractors to manage their movements to minimise impact to local residents and adjoining streets.