Gipsy Lane works from 16 May 2014

Notice valid from: 16/05/2014 - 25/05/2014

Expected programme of works from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 May 2014

Birch House demolition

  • Birch House is now closed and barriers have been erected around the site
  • Access to Sinclair and Gibbs is unaffected at this time
  • Internal preparatory works are ongoing however external demolition works will be deferred until the period following June Graduations after ongoing discussions
  • The demolition proper will commence 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
  • Demolition is expected to continue for three to four weeks and will be followed by ground breaking works which should last no more than one week
  • Dust-suppression will be in effect throughout the demolition, however it is likely that users of Gibbs, Sinclair and JHBB will experience some disruption from noise or vibration
  • Following demolition, the Gibbs courtyard will be landscaped and redeveloped into a pedestrianised zone with allowance for deliveries
  • Traffic will increase in the area between Gibbs and Sinclair over the summer, and constructor management will be in force

Gibbs and Sinclair buildings

  • Access to both buildings is unaffected, however access to Sinclair building via the door which leads to SG50 and 51 will close during demolition
  • External demolition works will be deferred until the period following June Graduations after ongoing discussions
  • 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
  • Staff who wish to discuss the impact on their work by the demolition should contact their line manager or email spacetothink@brookes.ac.uk
  • Data and voice in Gibbs building will be affected on Saturday 17 May and Sunday 18 May
  • On Saturday all data will be shut down from 2pm
  • On Sunday data will be shut down for the entire day and voice comms may be interrupted

 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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