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posted 16 Jan 2012, 04:18 by Westover Labour
West Quay Reconstruction Project Phase 1 
(Zone A: Stage 1 – Bay 1) Week 1: 2nd- 8th January & Week 2: 9th - 15th January 2012

Further to the meeting of Sedgemoor DC, Somerset CC and the Environment Agency on 19th December 2011, it was agreed SCC should lead the design and delivery of a construction project to stabilise and restore West Quay to its pre-collapse appearance.

Design, Planning and Construction Preparation Work:
Somerset CC detailed design commenced on 20 December 2011 and continued through the Christmas/New Year period. Contractor (Crestmoor Construction) mobilisation and works preparations also commenced and progressed over the same period. Flood Defence Consent
application submitted.

Week 1: 2nd- 8th January
Start of Site Works: 3rd January 2011
Design Activities: On-going
Initial Site Activities: Investigatory and survey work. Establishment of detailed site grid. Site
meetings with Wessex Water, English Heritage, Environment Agency, specialist sub-contractors.
Development of Health and Safety Plan, method statements, risk assessments and waste
management plan. Wessex Water conduct sewer surveys over w/e (7th & 8th January).
Planning for building surveys and electronic structural safety monitoring.

Week 2: 9th - 15th January:
Design Activities: On-going, EA assist with flood defence consent work and site investigation.
Site Activities: Further meetings with specialist subcontractors and suppliers.
9th January subsurface radar survey and electronically assisted utility survey commenced (by
11th January 80tonne crane deployed, electronic structural monitoring equipment installed (by
‘Strainstall’) on collapsed wall apex and in Bay 2. Wall stone coursing and profile logged and
recorded. River bed soundings undertaken. Sprayed concrete cored in preparation for test
ground anchors at start of week 3. Sewer locations investigated and levels profiled
13th January coring work completed and 300mm dia low level sewer identified and located in
Bay 1 (to aid avoidance with ground anchors etc).
Crestmoor and Saxton HQ work: Preparation and rig assembly for trial anchor drilling
commencing next week

Plans for Week 3:
Design activities: On-going
Site activities: Borehole site investigation starts 16th January
Trial anchor drilling starts 17th January

1: Overhead from 80t crane showing coring work in Bay 1 and layout of 3 Dimensional site grid
2: Detailed overhead view of work underway in Bay 1
3: View of main fracture at north end of collapse
4: Overview of site from North East

P.A.Radford (Somerset County Council)