150 Aldersgate Street – handover made for the construction phase

You may all be well aware from the recent updates from the project team that Erith will be handing over the site to Midgard on the 19th October for the construction phase of 150 Aldersgate Street. From this date Midgard will become the principal contractor and fully responsible for the site, including contact for residents and future updates.

A meeting with a number of residents has been held recently with the project team when Midgard ran through the scheduling of the project. The presentation that they gave can be viewed here.

A brief summary:

Construction phase schedule

This construction phase of the works is expected to last for c2 years, with a current projected completion date of September 2024. The schedule is broadly as follows:

October 2022 – Enabling works

October 2022 – January 2023 – Substructure

January 2023 – October 2023 – Superstructure

June 2023 -June 2024 – Façade

June 2023 – September 2023 – MEP installation (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)

October 2023 – September 2024 – Internal fit out

April 2024 – September 2024 – External works

Site operating hours

The site operating hours will be:

Monday – Friday 08.00 – 18.00 hours

Saturday 09.00 – 14.00 hours

(the reduced impact hours are Monday – Friday 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 16.00 hours)

Light Disturbance/Noise and Dust

Time sensors will be in place to ensure that lighting is switched off

Downward facing positions chosen to minimise any light disturbance where feasible

Noise and dust nuisance to be closely monitored

A couple of points from the meeting – tower cranes will be erected to operate from the site which will mean the closure of Aldersgate Street for the weekend of 10th and 11th December 2022 and a “pit lane” for deliveries will be operational outside the site in Aldersgate Street for the duration of the works, meaning that part of the street will be down to one lane.

We were assured however that they would stress that no deliveries were to be made before the official time start of 8am.

Time will tell of course if this is adhered to.  

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