A bunch of HS2 updates

From HS2:

From Ickenham Residents.
1              From mid-August, we will be starting our preconstruction work, on the south side of the Ruislip Golf Course. This is part of our work to divert our sewer, to make way for the new HS2 line.
 
Thames Water update
From mid-August, we will be starting our preconstruction work, on the southside of the Ruislip Golf Course. This is part of our work to divert our sewer, to make way for the new HS2 line.
Our work will involve us putting up small fences to stop Great Crested Newts entering our planned worksite. Around this fence we will be putting up heras fencing. This worksite will be in place for up to two months. During this time, the newts inside the fencing area will be carefully removed and taken to the ponds on the golf course.
Our work will involve no tree or vegetation clearance and will have minimal impact to the area. A map of the area we will be working in, is shown on the next page.
Once this work has been completed, we will then start our main work to tunnel underground from Ickenham Green Allotments to the golf course.
We will be in touch again to provide regular updates on the works.
https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/notice-of-thames-water-work/
 
2          The road closure for the conveyor bridge installation over Newyears Green Lane was unable to go ahead as planned on the 2nd of August.
These works have now been rescheduled and will take place the week commencing the 9th of August 2021. On these dates works will take place between 8am to 6pm.
 
3          In a UK first, on-site 3D reinforced concrete printing is set to deliver environmental, cost and community benefits for Britain’s new high speed rail network.

The cutting-edge technology, called ‘Printfrastructure’, will be deployed by our London tunnels contractor SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture), in a move that represents a major step forward in construction technology.
Printing concrete with computer operated robots will enable SCS JV to make structures on site, instead of transporting them as pre-cast slabs by road before being assembled and lowered into place by large cranes.
As flexible mobile technology, 3D concrete printing enables the technique to be deployed in physically-restricted areas – avoiding the need to develop complicated and potentially expensive logistical plans.
Where our construction is happening besides a live railway, it also offers an opportunity to deliver works without disrupting the travelling public as a robot will print the reinforced concrete, enabling construction to continue and trains to run at the same time.
Previously work would have taken place overnight after trains have stopped running, potentially disturbing the local community, or would have required the suspension of services to ensure safe working.
Using a computer-controlled robot enables the reinforced concrete structures to be printed with a strengthening unique internal lattice structure, which not only significantly reduces the quantity of concrete required but also cuts waste.
But the breakthrough is underlined by technology developed by SCS JV’s Worcestershire-based partner, ChangeMaker 3D. Working with UK advanced materials specialist, Versarien, the high-tech compnay’s innovation takes the 3D concrete printing process and combines it with the strongest material ever tested: graphene.
Concrete with microscopic strands of graphene only several atoms thick running through it like stripes in a stick of rock replaces traditional steel to help drive improved site safety, greater construction flexibility, shorter build time and a smaller carbon footprint.
SCS JV estimates that the process it is developing with the Midlands firm could reduce the concrete used and contribute toward reducing carbon by up to 50 per cent.
By removing steel and simplifying the construction process, which will no longer require cranes and significantly fewer delivery trucks, the carbon reduction could be even greater. Proof of concept trials are due to begin in Spring 2022.
 
 

HS2 updates

From HS2:

We wrote to you in June to advise you that we would be starting the next phase of the bored piles installation at Breakspear Road South from 21 June to 31 July. However, we will require additional time to complete these works which will continue until 6 August 2021.

We will also be installing sheet piles within our site compound at the same time.

HS2 updates

From HS2:

HS2 and our contractors SCSJV will be holding an online information event on Thursday 29 July from 3pm to 5pm to share our designs of the Copthall Tunnel, between Breakspear Road South and Harvil Road, as well as the Northern Sustainable Placement Areas, located off Newyears Green Lane.

Join us to find out about:

  • Tunnel designs
  • Landscaping
  • Upcoming works programme
  • Construction methods

You will be able to hear from our team of experts and ask questions.

This event is being held on:

Thursday 29 July from 3pm to 5pm

You can register for the event via this link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copthall-tunnel-and-northern-sustainable-placement-areas-update-tickets-163352304139
Please note registration closes 2 hours
before each live event starts.

We will be running this session via Microsoft Teams , which is a free to use online platform. If you have the Microsoft Teams app installed on your desktop or mobile device, the session will open automatically within that.

Further joining instructions will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the time.

We are holding virtual one to one sessions to learn more about HS2 works in Hillingdon and Northolt. HS2 and their contractors would like to invite you to book an appointment for a virtual one-to-one session. The sessions are a chance to learn more about works in the Hillingdon and Northolt areas. The 15-minute appointments are available on: • Monday 2 August, 3pm to 7pm When registering, please specify your area of interest and postcode. Topics available include: . Works in your area . Highways and traffic . Noise and vibration . Utility works . Community engagement . Other (please let us know if you have other queries) You can book a slot on the HS2 website, please click here   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-to-one-virtual-events-hs2-works-in-hillingdon-and-northolt-tickets-161880144871

“Hillingdon Hoard” webinar

Archaeologists working in Hillingdon on the HS2 project have uncovered a fascinating rare set of Iron Age potins, an early version of the coin, dating back to the 1st century BC. 

If you would like to find out more about this discovery, a free webinar on 19 July will explain all. You can register for it here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-archaeology-hillingdons-hidden-history-tickets-157616668699

West Ruislip concrete breaking trials

From HS2:

At the West Ruislip site, we will be carrying out a 5-day trial of a machine that breaks down concrete into smaller reusable parts.

If this trial is successful, it will mean that the number of lorry movements required to transport concrete to and from site will be reduced and will remove a significant number of lorries from local roads.
for map and more info

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/notice-of-equipment-trial-at-west-ruislip-site/

U46 Footpath Diversion

from HS2

The U46 footpath diversion

We are progressing to a stage in our works where we will be diverting a number of footpaths. These works will facilitate the completion of the internal haul road and help to keep as many vehicles off local roads as possible. Our first diversion is the U46 footpath, the short footpath that runs from the Celandine Way to Breakspear Road South near Oak Farm. The surface of U43 has been improved and extended and it currently progresses south behind the trees and emerges at a marked crossing point in Breakspear Road South. Please see map on link below.

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/notice-of-the-u46-footpath-diversion/

Ickenham Road and High Road works 6 to 20 July 2021

From HS2

Work item details

What we are doing
From 6 to 20 July 2021, we will be carrying out ground investigation along Ickenham Road and High Road near the West Ruislip train station, in the area shown on the map link below. This will help to inform our design decisions in the area. The ground investigation will involve the use of scanning equipment to identify utilities in the area. We will be excavating trial holes to take measurements and ground samples.

How the surveys might affect you
Due to the location of the utility surveys, footpath diversion will be in place and the cycle path will be closed for the duration of these activities. This is to ensure that the surveys can be carried out safely.
There will be no disruption to your utility services.

For map etc:

https://www.hs2.org.uk/work-items/notice-of-utility-investigations-near-west-ruislip-train-station/

Breakspear Road South closure

from HS2

We have been informed that the London Borough of Hillingdon will have a full road closure at Breakspear Road South on Monday 14 June 2021, for one week to carry out resurfacing works from the south of the Chiltern Line bridge to Swakeleys junction.

As a result of these works, the SCS site team at Breakspear Road South have cancelled their works planned for next week. (Notice of works for the U46 footpath road crossing HS2-EW-SCS-Ph1-Ar-So-S1-Traf-33-14/06/2021)

Newyears Green Lane & West Ruislip works

from HS2

Newyears Green Lane
We wrote to you recently to advise you that we would be carrying out ecological surveys on 17 May and 1 June along Newyears Green Lane. Due to poor weather conditions, we were unable to complete the surveys. We therefore require additional time to complete these works, which will now be completed on 1 and 14 June 2021. A road closure will be required between 8pm and 5am to ensure these works can be carried out safely.

West Ruislip
We will be carrying out works over one weekend (19 & 20 June 2021) in the bell mouth where vehicles access the site from Ickenham High Road. We are connecting a foul sewer from site to a chamber that sits underneath the centre of the junction.

Once connected the trench will be backfilled and the work area reinstated. We will carry out the main cut into the concrete within normal working hours on the Friday 18 June, to minimise noise on the weekend

Duration of works
The weekend of 19 and 20 June 2021
From 8am to 6pm

What to expect
An excavator and dumper trucks will be required to create the trench for the sewer

What we will do
Maintain access along the footpath and carriageway of Ickenham High Road

Breakspear Road South restrictions from LBH

From LBH

LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC (BREAKSPEAR ROAD SOUTH, ICKENHAM) ORDER 2021 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1)

1. Hillingdon Council gives notice that to enable repair works to be carried out by O’Hara Bros and to prevent the likelihood of danger to the public it made this Order, which will temporarily close Breakspear Road South, Ickenham from Swakeleys Road to outside Breakspear Road.

2. Diversion route will be in place via Breakspear Road, Bury Street, High Street, Ickenham Road, High Road, Swakeleys Road and vice versa. Nothing in the Order shall apply to prevent vehicular access to premises on or adjacent to the prohibited length of road insofar as access is reasonably practicable without interference with the said works.

3. The temporary restriction will be in operation between 08:00hrs on the 15 th June 2021 to 17:00hrs, on the 20th June 2021 and to such extent as indicated by traffic signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. Road users should assume that the closure has been put into effect only if traffic signs have been erected stating that the road has been closed and the diversion route, if necessary is in place.

4. The Order, which is proposed will come into operation on 15 th June 2021, will continue in force for eighteen months or until work to which it relates is completed. However it is anticipated that the works will be completed within 5 Days.

Dated this 18 day of May 2021 Perry Scott Corporate Director of Infrastructure, Building Services & Transport