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Published: 24 Nov 2014 01:09

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Campus Development Notifications

Demolition & Other Work Activity on Campus during October - November 2014

Demolition Work:

The clearance of the old vet school site is taking place over the coming months, in preparation for the next stage of campus development which will be the construction of the Centre Building (also known as the Easter Bush Innovation Centre & Campus Hub) commencing early in 2015.

In October 2014 the demolition of the “old View” (the remaining part of the old vet school) will take place.

The contractors will be on site for approximately 5 weeks from 13th October 2014, with commencement of strip out of the building taking place during the first week. The actual demolition of the site and crushing of the demolished materials will commence in the later part of that week and will continue for a period of 4 weeks.

The contractors have a dust management strategy in place, however it is impossible to stop dust generating from such activities. In addition the physical demolition and crushing of materials will generate some noise. Please be aware that dust and noise will be generated from this demolition activity for a four week period from 15/16th October 2014 onwards.

The site will be active from 8.30am to 4.30pm each day; during this time there will be restricted road access to the Alexander Robertson Building (ARB) which is the road to the west of The Roslin Institute.

Traffic management systems will be in place when required. It would be greatly appreciated if users of the ARB car park could temporarily use The Roslin Institute Building car park during this period.

Any queries or concerns regarding access to the ARB during this period should be directed to Brian McTeir, who will address them for you.

If there are particular special events or important visitors on the campus, then we can arrange for a temporary hiatus of the works; if this is required then please contact Val White who will arrange this for you.

Infrastructure Work:

The University is proposing to build a new Energy Centre with a District Heating Network during 2015 - 16. The project will provide low carbon heating, cooling and electrical energy for existing and future buildings on the Easter Bush campus.

As part of the early stage planning, the Estates and Buildings team are proposing to carry out a number of exploratory trenches to confirm the exact location of existing services along the access road immediately to the west of The Roslin Institute (ie: the access road to the ARB)

The excavations / trenching is planned for late October / early November 2014 . Where possible traffic management systems will be put in place when required, however occasionally it will require temporary closure of the road.

Again it would be greatly appreciated if users of the ARB car park could temporarily use The Roslin Institute Building car park during this period. Any queries or concerns regarding access to the ARB during this period should be directed to Brian McTeir, who will address them for you.

Ground Investigations - week of 30th October

There will be a number of ground surveys being carried out for approximately 1 week from the 30th October, in and around the equine surgery area and to the south of the Greenwood Building in the existing grazing fields.

Please be aware that this may cause some dust and there will be drilling in each location.

General Guidelines

Please see the text of any alert for specific information, but in general the colour coding used in the alerts are as follows:

Red

The Campus is closed.

  • STAFF - only those staff whose presence is vital should attempt to travel to work, or contact their line manager for further instructions.
  • STUDENTS - all teaching is suspended, if you have any questions you should direct them to the VTO in the first instance.

Amber

The Campus is open but staff/students should take care when travelling (if travel is not possible you must contact your line manager [staff] or the VTO [students]).

Green

The Campus is fully open.

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