|From HS2 |
Expansion of works area at Ruislip Golf Course 23/08/21 to 12/09/21 Work item details
What we are doing
Our works have now progressed to the point where we need to occupy additional land to facilitate works on the railway. This area is shown on the map below and is to the north of the current hoarding line. This area will allow us to fully build the internal haul road and stockpile essential materials for these works. For more info:
Duration of works
Week commencing 23 August 2021. This will remain part of the works area until the conclusion of all works. From 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1 pm on Saturdays, if required
What to expect
We will use mainly handheld tools and machinery to move the fencing and support weights
What we will do
Maintain footpath access while the Celandine Way remains open
|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.
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.
|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 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
- 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|
|A little bit of good news.|
We received this today from LBH
Permission given for judicial review
Hillingdon Council was given permission by the High Court on Wednesday 21 July to proceed with its judicial review of the Mayor of London’s decision to grant planning permission for the former Master Brewer site. This means that the High Court is satisfied that the council has an arguable case. The hearing of the case in the High Court is expected to take place later this year.
Affinity Water will be carrying out connection works in Swakeleys Drive 15/8/21 to 18/8/21, between the junction with The Grove and No. 59.
Diversion via The Grove and Halford Rd
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
|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.
A virtual exhibition has been launched today
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.
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