Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction: Channel Islands Construction Focus.
In this month’s issue we take a look at a new project for The Princess Elizabeth Hospital; we catch up with the construction of the new Cobo Community Centre; and we hear from Chris Sheppard of Guernsey Water with regards to the Belle Greve scheme.
A project to provide three different units at The Princess Elizabeth Hospital with new pitched tiled roofing continues to make great progress. The project, which comprises the installation of the three new roofs at the hospital’s Mental Health department, is well underway with work scheduled to reach completion in September 2015. Work began on the scheme in September 2014 and at present the first roof has been successfully installed, with work now taking place on the second unit.
Meanwhile the Cobo Community Centre is a new community centre, currently under construction in Castel, Guernsey. Once complete, the centre will provide the parish community with a brand new, state of the art hub, replacing an existing facility which is no longer suitable to meet the community’s needs.
And finally, in this issue, Chris Sheppard of Guernsey Water updates Premier Construction on a project designed to replace the sewage disposal outfalls that extend from its Belle Greve site on the east of the Island out to sea. The project – which runs from March to October 2015 – will cost just under £20m, with main contractor Van Oord UK Ltd, delivering the project.
The Belle Greve scheme is not only a significant project for Guernsey, in terms of importance and scope, but will also utilise techniques that most Islanders will probably not have seen before, including marine dredging from a ship-borne backhoe excavator, and the floating of large lengths of new outfall pipe before a controlled sink to the seabed.
With all this and more, look no further than Channel Islands Construction Focus for the latest awe-inspiring developments that continue to shape the architectural landscape.