Poets Place Construction Updates

The Latest on Poets Place

Seeking to offer luxury, modern apartments within walking distance of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter and Business District, this is a development that will show major promise as it develops in the coming months. Check back on this page for all of the latest Poets Place construction updates as they happen.

 

Current Progress

  • Main structural steelwork completed.
  • Concrete floors installed to front elevation.
  • Structural staircases 100% complete.

August 2020

So much has taken place over the last few months at Poet’s Place, including completion of the main structural steelwork.

All foundations, pile caps and ground beams have now been installed, concrete floors are in on the front elevation and the steel framed system has commenced to the superstructure walls. Fire protection and lightning protection is also ongoing.

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Earthworks, groundworks and the base course are complete to the building footprint.
  • All pile caps, foundations and ground beams have been installed.
  • Main structural steelwork is now complete including cold rolled steelwork and brickwork angle restraint.
  • Metaldeck and concrete floors have been completed to the front elevation.
  • Fire protection works have been carried out including the application of fire-retardant paint which is underway across the steelwork. They are 30% progressed.
  • Lightning protection and bonding works have been applied.
  • The steel framed system commenced to the superstructure walls and the SFS infill panels are 5% installed.
  • Structural staircases 100% complete.
  • External weatherboard has commenced.
  • Feature brickwork façade has started to the front elevation.

Works Scheduled

  • Completion of the structural metal decking.
  • Completion of the concrete floors.
  • Progression of fire protection.
  • Progression of the steel framed system.
  • Continue superstructure brickwork.
  • Initial delivery of the windows and glazing.
  • Installation of the EPDM (weather sealing windows).
  • Commence the 1st fix mechanical and electrical phase.
  • Setting out of apartments.
  • Achieve wind and watertight status in September 2020.

May 2020

Demolition and alterations are now 100% complete at Poet’s Place and the construction phase has begun.

After existing units are now successfully demolished, the construction phase has commenced. A number of tasks such as groundworks, earthworks, piling and excavation have taken place.

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Construction phase works have commenced.
  • Party wall schedule of condition has been carried out by the party wall surveyor.
  • Asbestos has been removed from existing units.
  • The site compound has been established and existing units have been demolished.
  • The breaking up and disposal of existing slabs and foundation has progressed.
  • Concrete has been crushed for use of hardstanding.
  • Earthworks and groundworks have both made progress.
  • Completion of piling and pile caps have been cut down ready for foundations.
  • Reinforcement cages ready for insertion into ground beams and pile caps.
  • Pile caps and ground beams excavated.
  • Shuttering and concreting works to pile caps and ground beams progressed.
  • Steelwork design completed and fabrication commenced.

 

Works Scheduled

  • Completion of excavation for pile caps and ground beams.
  • Complete the insitu concrete to pile caps and ground beams.
  • Complete the ground floor slab to the underside of tarmac wearing course.
  • Disposal of earthworks and any sundry filling.
  • Fabrication of steelwork.

February 2020

All site investigations and geoenvironmental surveys are now 100% complete.

During the last quarter of preconstruction activity at Poet’s Place, site investigations and geoenvironmental surveys have been successfully undertaken with no contamination or unforeseen items uncovered. An asbestos survey has also been carried out with a formal report to come, but the initial feedback from the surveyor is that no obvious asbestos items were found. The final preparations are in place before starting demolition and construction on site in the next period.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Appointment of Party Wall Surveyor, Building Control, Principle Designer, Principle Contractor, Contract Administrator Fire Consultant, Acoustician, Services Consultant and Structural Engineer.
  • Site investigations and geo-environmental surveys are 100% complete and no contamination issues or unforeseen items were uncovered.
  • An asbestos survey has been undertaken and is now 100% complete, awaiting formal report.
  • Initial Party Wall Notice has been issued and is 100% complete.
  • All contractor proposals have been finalised and agreed.
  • The building warranty is out for tender.
  • The main contract and warranties are being prepared ready for issue.
  • The Information Release Schedule and Responsibility Matrix has been drawn up and issued to the design team in line with design delivery programme requirements.

 

Works Scheduled

  • When asbestos report is received, demolition can be enabled.
  • Soft strip out of existing units and site clearance.
  • Commencement of demolition operations.
  • Procurement of the structural steelwork.
  • Completion of the contract with the main contractor.
  • Design progression as per design deliverables programme.
  • Fire strategy design.
  • Procurement of the structural warranty.

November 2019

Site investigations are well underway at Poets Place.

The initial site perimeter clearance and stopping up order are both 100% complete and a number of other key pre-construction activities have progressed throughout the latest pre-construction period.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Initial site perimeter clearance is now 100% complete.
  • The erection of hoarding is 70% complete.
  • Stopping up order now made 100% complete.
  • Site investigations and geo-environmental surveys are 40% complete.
  • The disconnection of existing services has progressed to 50% completion.
  • Design team meeting was undertaken.

 

Works Scheduled

  • Finalise and agree on contractors’ proposals.
  • Draw up the Release Schedule and Responsibility Matrix to be issued to the design team.
  • Undertake a full ground investigation survey including a uniaxial survey to be carried out and monitored.

August 2019

Pre-construction activities at Poets Place have started.

The commencement of pre-contract appointments with a number of professional teams, including the architect, structural engineers and health and safety has begun. Appointments have also begun with the construction design and management consultants and mechanical and electrical consultants.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • The architect has produced the proposed drawings and plans, coordinated with the structural, mechanical and electrical design requirements.
  • Mechanical and electrical teams have also delivered general arrangement drawings for every essential system to be implemented in the site.
  • The order has been placed with contractors to install the hoardings to the perimeter of the site. The removal of trees and large shrubs will also commence which will require the temporary closure of the highway.
  • Site investigations are then to be carried out over the next two weeks. A topographical survey will also be undertaken.

 

Works Scheduled

  •  Structural works are being planned out, with detailed working drawings created.
  • Photos will be sent upon the commencement of the tree removal and installation of the hoardings to show the progress made at the development.

2020

August

August 2020

So much has taken place over the last few months at Poet’s Place, including completion of the main structural steelwork.

All foundations, pile caps and ground beams have now been installed, concrete floors are in on the front elevation and the steel framed system has commenced to the superstructure walls. Fire protection and lightning protection is also ongoing.

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Earthworks, groundworks and the base course are complete to the building footprint.
  • All pile caps, foundations and ground beams have been installed.
  • Main structural steelwork is now complete including cold rolled steelwork and brickwork angle restraint.
  • Metaldeck and concrete floors have been completed to the front elevation.
  • Fire protection works have been carried out including the application of fire-retardant paint which is underway across the steelwork. They are 30% progressed.
  • Lightning protection and bonding works have been applied.
  • The steel framed system commenced to the superstructure walls and the SFS infill panels are 5% installed.
  • Structural staircases 100% complete.
  • External weatherboard has commenced.
  • Feature brickwork façade has started to the front elevation.

Works Scheduled

  • Completion of the structural metal decking.
  • Completion of the concrete floors.
  • Progression of fire protection.
  • Progression of the steel framed system.
  • Continue superstructure brickwork.
  • Initial delivery of the windows and glazing.
  • Installation of the EPDM (weather sealing windows).
  • Commence the 1st fix mechanical and electrical phase.
  • Setting out of apartments.
  • Achieve wind and watertight status in September 2020.
May

May 2020

Demolition and alterations are now 100% complete at Poet’s Place and the construction phase has begun.

After existing units are now successfully demolished, the construction phase has commenced. A number of tasks such as groundworks, earthworks, piling and excavation have taken place.

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Construction phase works have commenced.
  • Party wall schedule of condition has been carried out by the party wall surveyor.
  • Asbestos has been removed from existing units.
  • The site compound has been established and existing units have been demolished.
  • The breaking up and disposal of existing slabs and foundation has progressed.
  • Concrete has been crushed for use of hardstanding.
  • Earthworks and groundworks have both made progress.
  • Completion of piling and pile caps have been cut down ready for foundations.
  • Reinforcement cages ready for insertion into ground beams and pile caps.
  • Pile caps and ground beams excavated.
  • Shuttering and concreting works to pile caps and ground beams progressed.
  • Steelwork design completed and fabrication commenced.

 

Works Scheduled

  • Completion of excavation for pile caps and ground beams.
  • Complete the insitu concrete to pile caps and ground beams.
  • Complete the ground floor slab to the underside of tarmac wearing course.
  • Disposal of earthworks and any sundry filling.
  • Fabrication of steelwork.
February

February 2020

All site investigations and geoenvironmental surveys are now 100% complete.

During the last quarter of preconstruction activity at Poet’s Place, site investigations and geoenvironmental surveys have been successfully undertaken with no contamination or unforeseen items uncovered. An asbestos survey has also been carried out with a formal report to come, but the initial feedback from the surveyor is that no obvious asbestos items were found. The final preparations are in place before starting demolition and construction on site in the next period.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Appointment of Party Wall Surveyor, Building Control, Principle Designer, Principle Contractor, Contract Administrator Fire Consultant, Acoustician, Services Consultant and Structural Engineer.
  • Site investigations and geo-environmental surveys are 100% complete and no contamination issues or unforeseen items were uncovered.
  • An asbestos survey has been undertaken and is now 100% complete, awaiting formal report.
  • Initial Party Wall Notice has been issued and is 100% complete.
  • All contractor proposals have been finalised and agreed.
  • The building warranty is out for tender.
  • The main contract and warranties are being prepared ready for issue.
  • The Information Release Schedule and Responsibility Matrix has been drawn up and issued to the design team in line with design delivery programme requirements.

 

Works Scheduled

  • When asbestos report is received, demolition can be enabled.
  • Soft strip out of existing units and site clearance.
  • Commencement of demolition operations.
  • Procurement of the structural steelwork.
  • Completion of the contract with the main contractor.
  • Design progression as per design deliverables programme.
  • Fire strategy design.
  • Procurement of the structural warranty.

2019

November

November 2019

Site investigations are well underway at Poets Place.

The initial site perimeter clearance and stopping up order are both 100% complete and a number of other key pre-construction activities have progressed throughout the latest pre-construction period.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • Initial site perimeter clearance is now 100% complete.
  • The erection of hoarding is 70% complete.
  • Stopping up order now made 100% complete.
  • Site investigations and geo-environmental surveys are 40% complete.
  • The disconnection of existing services has progressed to 50% completion.
  • Design team meeting was undertaken.

 

Works Scheduled

  • Finalise and agree on contractors’ proposals.
  • Draw up the Release Schedule and Responsibility Matrix to be issued to the design team.
  • Undertake a full ground investigation survey including a uniaxial survey to be carried out and monitored.
August

August 2019

Pre-construction activities at Poets Place have started.

The commencement of pre-contract appointments with a number of professional teams, including the architect, structural engineers and health and safety has begun. Appointments have also begun with the construction design and management consultants and mechanical and electrical consultants.

 

Summary of Works Progressed

  • The architect has produced the proposed drawings and plans, coordinated with the structural, mechanical and electrical design requirements.
  • Mechanical and electrical teams have also delivered general arrangement drawings for every essential system to be implemented in the site.
  • The order has been placed with contractors to install the hoardings to the perimeter of the site. The removal of trees and large shrubs will also commence which will require the temporary closure of the highway.
  • Site investigations are then to be carried out over the next two weeks. A topographical survey will also be undertaken.

 

Works Scheduled

  •  Structural works are being planned out, with detailed working drawings created.
  • Photos will be sent upon the commencement of the tree removal and installation of the hoardings to show the progress made at the development.
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Poets Place - A Closer Look

Surrounding Area Regeneration

Poet’s Place is conveniently placed in Liverpool alongside some of the most in-demand sectors and growing areas. The £150 million ‘Project Jennifer’ retail space, for example, is just a short walk away from this development, and the city’s universities are also easily accessible for any students living in the property.

Luxury Interiors

Offering the best possible living standard for young people wanting to move to the city centre, all apartments in the Poets Place development will be fitted with brand-new appliances, modern interior features and bathroom suites, concierge services and even parking and bike storage facilities. It’s not only a prime location that tenants will benefit from in this property development.

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