Friday, 30 October 2015

Boathouse update - More slipway work done with the spring tides

BAM Nuttall have been taking advantage of the spring tides this week and getting on with more of the ALB slipway. There are now 3 piers in place and hopefully they'll have the base of the 4th positioned by the end of today.
 The bottom segment is very carefully positioned to be level and at the right height.
 Once in place the base is filled with concrete. The other units are then stacked on top.
The whole thing will be filled with concrete eventually but there's steelwork to support the slipway to be added first.
This is the hole for the 4th pier which hopefully will be in position by the end of today.
 The brick layers have been busy building up the outer skin on the Angling Club.
 The steel for the Angling Club roof is in place
The joists above the ILB boathall have been fitted, hopefully next week the ones above the changing room will go in too.
 The rear steps are just about finished but there's still the Eastern wall to rebuild.
The inside of the ALB boathall is coming on too, hopefully the floor slab will be cast in a few weeks.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Boathouse update - the slipway has started

Lots of things have been happening since the crane arrived on site.
 The first of the precast concrete slipway piers has been lowered into position. Each one weighs over 5 tons!
 These will stack up to form pier 2, the top of pier 1 is just in shot bottom left.
 The block work is up to first floor for most of the building.
 The pit for the water tanks for boat washdown and slipway lubrication has been cast.
This is the view looking back towards the changing room and the ILB boathall. The angling club is taking shape on the far right.
These precast steps will take the crew and visitors up to the first floor eventually. They were one of the first jobs for the crane.

Expect more progress next week!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

That's the site crane successfully installed

Sorry to those caught up in the traffic as our site crane was delivered this morning. Its now in place on the site and will be put to work very soon.
The crane came in parts and was assembled in Broad Road car park (thanks Swanage Town Council) and the boatpark.
 and then tracked on to the site.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Large crane arriving on site tomorrow

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused tomorrow morning. A large crawler crane, similar to the one shown in the picture below is being delivered to the lifeboat station site.

At the moment it looks like the lorries will be arriving between 5am and 6am with the crane coming through Swanage with its police escort around 9am.

The boatpark slipway will also be closed to allow the crane to be built and moved to site.