View from site 3 – University of Bath School of Management

Following the site closure in March, Bouygues have reopened the site for construction. In a recent statement (17 April), the company said: “Having closed all Bouygues UK sites (except critical healthcare projects) on 27 March, we have extensively reviewed the Site Operating Procedures (SOP) published by the Construction Leadership Council, and aligned with the latest guidance from Public Health England, to implement the recommended procedures for our sites to operate safely in the current COVID-19 environment.

The project design team have successfully embraced remote working, continuing to co-ordinate the design and deliver construction information during the close down period on site. This will see the completion of the Structural information by the end of April ready for the re-start of the construction works.

Ahead of the close down the insitu concrete frame had reached level 3. Blanchard Wells (the concrete frame contractor) had made good progress with the exposed elements of the frame including chamfered slab edges, formed recesses and cast in steelwork.

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