Good Foundations: A Substructure Works Update!

Most of the concrete flooring has now been successfully poured, and we have started to complete the columns and the liner wall which will ensure a good finish in the basement area. The storm water attenuation system is complete together with its pumping system and also 80% of the drainage underneath the basement slab. Works … Continue reading Good Foundations: A Substructure Works Update!

First Timber Unit Completes!

A team from Cambridge has travelled to Switzerland for the long-awaited unveiling of the first section of the mosque’s pillar and wall construction. The visit gave a good sense of the soaring scale and Islamic designs of the cross-laminated timber which is the keynote of the project’s design, and whose assembly will commence in Cambridge … Continue reading First Timber Unit Completes!

Site Update 17.01.2017

Bulk excavation works resumed after the New Year holiday and 38% of the reduced level excavation is now complete, representing 225 truckloads of material removed from site.  To prevent soiling of Mill Road surfaces an operator cleans all truck tyres before they leave the site, and a programme of road sweeping is under way. A … Continue reading Site Update 17.01.2017

Mosque open to all people

The first eco-friendly mosque in Europe is meant to be a place for everyone in the community, explained Davina Levy, our PR officer,  during the Cambridge Mosque Open Day at the Mill Road Winter Fair. She had the opportunity to talk to visitors and Mill Road TV about the new develpments at the site on … Continue reading Mosque open to all people

More Progress on Site!

Contractors are back on the Mill Road site this week to establish a proper drainage infrastructure at the front end. New drains will be excavated and built and capped with manhole covers. We are also continuing site investigation works through a series of boreholes elsewhere on the site, which our specialist contractors will be monitoring … Continue reading More Progress on Site!

Site Preparation Works

As we move towards commencement of the Main Works package for Phase One (basement, perimeter wall and infrastructure), we are back on site with a series of preparatory tasks Following the completion of detailed site investigation works, in September the large steel warehouse was demolished and removed, and work will shortly begin on moving the … Continue reading Site Preparation Works

Main Contractors Interviewed

Following the Trust’s issuing of an Invitation to Tender, the three construction firms shortlisted for the main build of the mosque were invited to offer presentations at a meeting held in Cambridge on June 16. Each contractor was asked to outline its previous project experience, its understanding of the particular challenges of our project, including … Continue reading Main Contractors Interviewed