20 March, 2019
The regeneration of Sugar House Island has involved some complex infrastructure works, and we asked Vicky, Project Manager for Vastint UK, to explain the work she's doing.
"The works along Sugar House Lane are now in their final phase.
We are looking to connect the northern and southern sections of the road, and we're preparing the area next to Botanical Mews for laying asphalt surfacing.
As part of the process of getting the services ready for the new tenants and residents we have had to manage and, in some cases, divert existing services whilst also installing new ones. We have had to reconstruct or extend the chambers of existing Thames Water sewers under Sugar House Lane to match the road's proposed higher level.
One of the sections with the biggest increase in level is next to R2 and R3. Here the road will be up to 3.5m higher than before. Our infrastructure contractor is in the process of filling the road in layers to increase the level. We decided to construct the whole of Sugar House Lane in isolation in order to complete the road before the adjacent plots are developed.
This means we have had to create a self-supporting structure in the road, as not all of the buildings are in place, using a reinforced grid system with temporary shuttering. You can see this in the photographs opposite. We are working to get Sugar House Lane ready with and interim finish by May 2019."
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