The first workers have moved onto site and early works are now underway on the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building.
The car park that previously operated on the building site has now closed as a result.
The next few months will see early works contractor AW Edwards start in earnest on the demolition, excavation and remediation of the site, ahead of the main construction works starting around April 2012.
The site is located on the corner of Ultimo Road and Darling Drive, in between residential buildings and the Powerhouse Museum. It has no shared boundaries with existing UTS buildings.
IMPACT OF EARLY WORKS
- UTS staff, students and visitors can expect some impact from the excavation works
- Building 5 occupants will notice construction work but impact from noise and vibration should be moderate as the site is located on the other side of Darling Drive (about 40m from Building 5)
- The contractor has sent notifications to local residents who will experience construction noise
- Traffic and pedestrian conditions around the site will change in the coming months as work ramps up (a traffic management plan has been submitted to the City of Sydney for approval)
- The contractor’s main activities over the coming months will include:
- Erection of hoardings to footpaths and roads
- Demolition of existing site conditions
- Site remediation and archaeological investigations
- Excavation and shoring to basement levels
- The construction work taking place on the corner of Quay Street and Ultimo Road (former car park opposite Building 5 in Haymarket) is a residential/retail development
- The site is owned by a private developer, not UTS
- The project will provide about 218 apartments and 9,000sqm of retail space
- Visit Sydney Architecture for some more information on the proposed development