Gipsy Lane works from 06 June 2014

Notice valid from: 06/06/2014 - 15/06/2014

Expected programme of works from Friday 06 to Sunday 15 June

Birch House demolition

  • Internal strip-out will begin on Monday 9 June
  • This is likely to increase traffic in the Gibbs courtyard as material is loaded and removed by heavy goods vehicle
  • Constructor management of traffic will be in force and a dedicated pedestrian route will be established
  • Please observe all directions and pay attention to constructor instructions
  • The demolition programme proper will begin on Monday 23 June, commencing with the detachment of Birch House from the Sinclair building
  • This work is likely to cause significant noise and disruption to those in the immediate vicinity
  • In addition, the door leading towards SG50 & 51 from the Birch House site will close once demolition has begun
  • All other access points will be unaffected
  • Please contact your fire marshal for information on local fire escape routes
  • Demolition is expected to continue through July for up to four weeks, with an increase in traffic to remove materials at the end of the month
  • Following demolition, ground breaking works will begin with drilling operations in early August
  • Making good operations will continue through into September, after which the Gibbs courtyard will be landscaped and pedestrianised, with access retained for deliveries
  • Dust-suppression will be in effect throughout the demolition
  • It is likely that users of Gibbs, Sinclair and JHBB will experience disruption from noise or vibration until ground breaking works have ceased
  • There are a number of office chairs still suitable for use that are available by request from spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk

Gibbs and Sinclair buildings

  • The door into Sinclair leading towards SG50 & 51 from the Birch House site will close from Monday 23 June
  • All other access points will be unaffected for the duration of the work
  • Please contact your fire marshal for information on local fire escape routes
  • Traffic is expected to increase in the Gibbs courtyard, and constructor management of traffic will be in force
  • Please observe the dedicated pedestrian route and pay attention to constructor instructions
  • Birch House demolition works will commence on Monday 23 June and continue through July
  • Dust-suppression will be in effect throughout the demolition, however it is likely that building users will experience some disruption from noise, vibration or increased traffic movements
  • Once demolition is complete, ground breaking work will begin in early August and is expected to last one week
  • Making good works will continue into September but are not expected to cause the same level of disruption as demolition or ground breaking
  • Staff who wish to discuss the impact on their work by the demolition should contact their line manager or email spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk

John Henry Brookes Building and elsewhere

  • Please note that the lawn in the central courtyard is still being protected while the newly laid grass beds in
  • The lawn is not yet ready for use and will be damaged if walked on

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