CONSTRUCTION LOOK FORWARD W/C 23RD NOVEMBER 2020

We are pleased to provide the following information regarding planned construction activity for the week commencing 23rd November 2020. Please note that the work we have planned may sometimes change. We will do our best to keep you updated with any material changes that may affect you.

This week, we will continue the concrete repair works to Block D columns adjacent to Co-Operation Road, along with work to the concrete frame. We expect to generate some noise as we install timber around the columns with hand tools and power drills to the Railway Path end of the building and adjacent to Co-Operation Road. As always, we will monitor noise and vibration levels daily to ensure these continue to remain within permitted levels. There will be plant movements around the areas of the stockpile located adjacent to the Railway Path and movement of material to the location in front of Block D and Block C. Further excavation works will continue adjacent to Green Oak Crescent for the storm water sewer diversion by using excavators and dumpers, with deliveries of concrete daily.

As of the 17th November, we have now re-opened Co-Operation Road on completion of the utilities to the development. This will mean that Camelford Road, Camerton Road and Turley Road have re-opened to residents and through traffic.

With regards to Block F, we have completed the erection of scaffolding to the front of the building but there will be some ongoing minor adjustments to the existing scaffolding on other elevations. Other ongoing work in this area includes the removal of blockwork to both the front and rear elevations by our workforce on the scaffolding, and breaking out brickwork at roof level to Block F Townhouses. Internally, we will be installing new blockwork, fixing new brick ties and installing scaffolding which will generate some drilling noise as we safely fix this to the walls. We will be continuing with the installation of timber joists to Block F Apartments and removal of existing timber floors to Block F Townhouses this week which will generate intermittent noise by the use of power tools during installation and removal.

Elsewhere on site, we will be continuing with the adaptions of scaffolding to Block E while continuing scaffold erection to Terraces 3 and Terrace 4. New brickwork will continue to Block E, Terrace 3 and Terrace 4. Throughout the week, we expect ongoing deliveries including articulated vehicles via the site entrance on Greenbank Road. To advise, it is our intention to work on Saturday between the hours of 0800hrs and 1300hrs to continue blockwork to Block F, scaffold installation to Terrace 3, scaffold adjustments to Block E, installation of the new roof to Block F apartments, installation of timber to the columns in Block D and forming walkways around site by using excavators and dumpers. In line with Government initiatives to make up for lost time due to the issues caused by the pandemic, we shall be applying to Bristol City Council to formalise further extensions to working hours.

A towable water bowser remains in use to dampen down work areas around the site on a regular basis. In addition to this, we have the provision of a water cannon which is being used for dust suppression which is situated in the area of Block F by the elevation closest to the Railway Path.

We continue our discussions with a local facility to secure additional private off-road parking for workers with the intention to bring these discussions to a conclusion in the coming week. We hope to finalise arrangements as soon as possible and will update residents on progress as soon as we can. We will continue to monitor contractors’ parking on public highways and will make contact with BCC Parking Services in the event of vehicles found to be parked illegally.

On social media please follow @ChocFactoryBris on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we will keep this updated with any relevant news and updates. For those without regular access to digital media, a community noticeboard is displayed on the hoarding at the entrance to site on Greenbank Road.