2 November 2012

Phoenix Community Housing HQ Underway

From this month forward we will be posting monthly updates on the progression of Phoenix HQ as it is constructed. Since the last blog the project has been through planning and Osborne has been appointed as the contractor. The updates will aim give a visual log of the projects construction process.

Ground floor slab cast
Site being prepared for

By the beginning of the month the Greenman Pub had been demolished and the site cleared. During the first and second weeks the foundations and slab were laid out and completed.

Glulam frame manufactured
in Austria
Hockey stick beams
ready for delivery

Whilst this process was occurring on site in the UK, B&K Structures had the timber frame manufactured by Kaufman in Austria.

Frame erection
commenced on site
First structural bay
nearing completion

The frame arrived on site on the 22nd of the month and the team on site immediately started erection.
The view of the site from the Bromley Road

The completion of Phase 1 of the composite timber frame will be Monday 5th of November and Osbourne will start laying the concrete deck immediately. The SIPS panels are due to arrive on site by the 12th of November.  The installation of the SIPs is due to take 2 weeks so that by the time of the next update, Phase 2 of the structure will have commenced.