Programme Update: February 2018

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February 2018

February has seen further advancements to the excavation reaching the reduced level to over a third of the building footprint. This has seen a reduction in plant on site having one of the 20 ton excavators re-mobilised to another project.

The first large slab pour at the north end of the basement has also been achieved @ 120m³. Pile caps have now been cast to 33% of the building footprint releasing the campus level slab to be formed over the coming weeks.

March 2018

The last week of February and early weeks of March will see the installation of a large pre-cast culvert running below the campus slab. These units are will be installed using a mobile crane erected within the site boundary as they are too heavy for the resident tower crane.

The delivery of the pre-cast units will be via approximately 4 Lorries per week for the 2 – 3 week install period.

March will see a reduced number of lorries taking spoil away from the project and an increase in basement reinforcement and concrete deliveries.

Building Fact File

  • The new Sports & Science block will have nearly 9,000 m2 of internal floor space

  • The building will include a 1,200 m2 green “eco” roof

Community Engagement

As part of our Community Engagement Strategy we actively engage with the local community to:

  • Promote local labour – currently 30% local labour

  • Provide work experience opportunities – working with BHCC Youth Employability Service for future work experiences

  • Work with local schools and youth clubs

  • Run fundraising events (Look out for information on our charity parachute jump this summer!) – sponsoring Peacehaven United Youth FC


  • The site has currently recycled all construction waste: 

    • Office waste 100% recycled
    • Construction waste 100% recycled