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!
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!
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
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
Building work update at the mosque site has been running on schedule. The continuous piles around the basement area and ramp are complete and have been covered with a capping beam. Rain water pipes and stop ends have been cast into the concrete. The reduced level dig commenced on December 7.
Our Mill Road site is a hive of activity again! To continue with their site preparation works our subcontractors are busy setting up cabins, making the boundaries secure, and breaking out the 600mm thick concrete slabs that cover the site. This will facilitate the start of work on the basement at a later date. This … Continue reading Contractors Return To 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!
Our main contractors have spent an active two weeks surveying the site boundaries and clearing the site of all vegetation. Now our site looks larger than ever! Both neighbouring sites along Mill Road are subject to planning applications, so the entire area looks likely to be transformed over the coming months.
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
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