Bird's-eye view of the construction site for the Stage 1 Building that will open in the winter of 2020/21. It is the larger of the two new buildings the redevelopment will provide. Eastern Road, the main road past the front of the hospital, is at the top of the picture.
The foundation piles for the building have been completed and the excavation work is well underway. Most of the site, except the area immediately adjacent to Eastern Road, will be dug down two and half storeys. This is to accommodate underground car parking and the building’s plant rooms.
Excavations are complete across the north of the site (the bottom of the picture). The buidling’s foundation slab is being constructed in that area. Looking carefully it is possible to see the places where some of the building’s lifts will be installed, towards the bottom of the picture.
Two of the four tower cranes that will be used in the construction of the building are already in place. A third crane is on top of the tower block, working on the construction of the helideck.
Over the next three months: excavations will be completed, the foundation slab will be nearing completion and the other two tower cranes will be set up on site.