Progress images from the Phase 1 build
Can’t get to the Park to see how the development is progressing?
Then just check out the images below.
Our appointed contractors T.A.D. Builders Ltd are working hard on the construction of Phase 1 of the development, and we are pleased to report that we’ve had very positive feedback from Park users and those living close by on the way the work is being done. The construction programme is due to be completed by the end of 2022!
Schedule for October’22
With the top roof on the main changing rooms block completed, T.A.D. will be working on the shower rooms to the rear, completing the blockwork to enable the angled roof to go on.
At the far end of the central core, which is for the physio room, accessible changing room and plant room, the blockwork will be finished and then the steel beam will go in to enable the roof to be completed.
The final part of the Hub’s flat roof will be completed, and internal walls constructed.
Work on the heat recovery and ventilation systems will commence, and the mains connections for gas and electric will go in.
Doors and windows will go in and the ‘first fix’ M&E will be done.
The roof structure and tiling on the main block covering the changing rooms was completed.
Inside these changing rooms, the ceilings have been boarded out ready for plastering.
The scaffolding to the rear of the block came down to make way for the work which has started on building the walls for the shower rooms.
Behind the main block, the walls of Changing Rooms 5 & 6 are getting higher, whilst work on the flat roof of the Hub is well underway.
Work also progressed on the trenches, which will bring the services in from the site of the new electric substation. This has changed location, to be close to the central access road into the park.
Work on the roof of the main 4 changing room progressed well, with the shape now clearly visible.
Insulation to the upper roof was going in, ready for the next stage of works.
By the end of August, and the Cracker 7’s event, T.A.D. had started work on the roof of the new Hub.
Work on site moved along at a great pace and the walls of the main changing room block rose to reach their full height.
At the back of the main building, the base slab for the extra two changing rooms and for the link to the main changing room block got underway.
And with the structural steel for the community hub and café in place, the excitement about what is being built started to grow.
On the far side of the park, adjacent to Newton Road, the concrete slab for the new electricity substation has been completed.
With the structural steel in place and the substructure completed on the main building, the walls started rising from the base. As they went up, scaffolding was set up to enable blockwork construction as a higher level. By the end of June, the walls were above head height.
The additional partial demolition of the rugby club changing rooms was completed, which allowed the scaffolding to go in.
In response to a request from dog walkers, two dog water troughs have been provided, and are being topped up each working day.
Swansea Building Society Chair, Alun Williams, was welcomed on site to present a donation cheque for £10,000, which will go towards the costs of completing changing rooms 5 & 6.
The T.A.D. team has been making great progress and work was completed on the block and beam floor of the main building, with all the drainage connections in place.
As a result, installation of the structural steel started ahead of schedule.
The channel for the supply of new mains services to the facilities was also completed, with the temporary fencing removed and the ground reinstated.
Contractors finished pouring the concrete for the foundations, the blocks arrived on site, and the outline for the walls started to go up.
Work on the very important drainage connections has begun!
A large hole for the soak away drain was dug… and filled again in time for Mumbles Rangers’ teams big last matches of the football season.
Excavations are completed and a hardcore layer is added to create a construction piling mat.
In total, 57 piles are driven into the ground, to support the new buildings.
We are pleased to report that this was completed on schedule and with minimal impact for local residents and Park users.
With the piling completed, work on constructing the foundations gets underway.
With the site set up complete, the extremeties of the layout for the new buildings is marked out on the ground and contractors are ready to start digging.
MCA meet with representatitves of Mumbles Community Council to mark the start of the construction work.
A small portion of the Mumbles Rugby club changing rooms are demolished, to enable the development.
Excavations start to reduce ground levels.
With much excitement for everyone involved in Go Underhill, T.A.D. Builders arrive on 17 January, with some of the equipment needed to set up the site compound.
Safe access routes to the compound are established with a temporary hardcore roadway, fenced off from the playing areas.