Gipsy Lane works from 11 July 2014

Notice valid from: 11/07/2014 - 20/07/2014

Expected programme of works from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 July 2014

Birch House demolition

  • Structural demolition is underway and will continue through July
  • Noise is expected to peak in the coming weeks as rubble is broken and tipped into skips on site
  • Demolition work will begin closest to Gibbs and will progress towards the JHBB building and Sinclair
  • This work is expected to cause significant noise and nearby building users may experience vibrations
  • In the final week of July, a single day of high intensity breaking will cause significant noise and vibration disruption
  • This work has yet to be scheduled, and any potential clashes with University activity should be notified to spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk
  • Staff in Sinclair may use the dedicated alternative working area set up in C224
  • A protected pedestrian route has been established between Gibbs, Sinclair and Clerici
  • There will be between 2 and 3 skip removals by HGV per day, please observe all directions and pay attention to constructor instructions
  • During HGV skip removals pedestrian access may be briefly closed but will reopen as soon as possible
  • Dust suppression equipment will is in use when necessary
  • The door into Sinclair leading towards SG50 & 51 from the Birch House site is now closed for the duration of the demolition work
  • All other access points will remain unaffected
  • Following demolition, ground works will begin in August including use of packing equipment which will cause vibrations and noise
  • Making good operations will also continue into September, including minor drilling work to the face of Sinclair
  • It is likely that users of Gibbs, Sinclair and JHBB will experience disruption from noise or vibration until ground works have ceased in Week 0

Gibbs and Sinclair buildings

  • Structural demolition is underway and will continue through July
  • Noise is expected to peak in the coming weeks as rubble is broken and tipped into skips on site
  • Demolition work will begin closest to Gibbs and will progress towards the JHBB building and Sinclair
  • This work is expected to cause significant noise and nearby building users may experience vibrations
  • In the final week of July, a single day of high intensity breaking will cause significant noise and vibration disruption
  • This work has yet to be scheduled, and any potential clashes with University activity should be notified to spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk
  • Staff in Sinclair may use the dedicated alternative working area set up in C224
  • A protected pedestrian route has been established between Gibbs, Sinclair and Clerici
  • There will be between 2 and 3 skip removals by HGV per day, please observe all directions and pay attention to constructor instructions
  • During HGV skip removals pedestrian access may be briefly closed but will reopen as soon as possible
  • Dust suppression equipment will is in use when necessary
  • The door into Sinclair leading towards SG50 & 51 from the Birch House site is now closed for the duration of the demolition work
  • Any HLS staff requests to use this access for critical business needs (i.e. deliveries) should be directed to construction manager Shaun Payne (spayne@gentleld.co.uk)
  • All other access points will remain unaffected
  • Please contact your fire marshal for information on local fire escape routes or refer to signage when in place
  • Following demolition, ground works will begin in August including use of packing equipment which will cause vibrations and noise
  • Making good operations will also continue into September, including minor drilling work to the face of Sinclair
  • It is likely that users of Gibbs, Sinclair and JHBB will experience disruption from noise or vibration until ground works have ceased in Week 0
  • 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

  • The Brookes Union offices will have their windows closed for the duration of the demolition to minimise the impact of noise and dust
  • Users of the Union Bar and Gallery/Hall are likely to experience some noise disturbance during demolition work and making good
  • The impact on teaching rooms should be less severe though may be increased should windows be opened

Other works

  • A gas shutdown on campus will take place over the August bank holiday – further details will be provided when scheduled
  • 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