125 Deansgate ahead of schedule as team fly through excavation works

Worthington Developments confirm they are ahead of schedule this month, after a successful 12-week programme of excavation works on the 125 Deansgate site.

With the soft and hard demolition completed by Forshaw Demolition Ltd at the end of May, Excel Excavations have been on site throughout June and July, emptying tons of rubble daily.

The final phase of the excavation was the removal of obstructions from beneath the Lincoln House basement, the only unexpected object was a tower crane base which was found underneath the basement carpark ramp measuring 62 m3 This took two whole days to process and remove from site.

Structural Steelwork Ltd have been on-site since mid-July, preparing and reinforcing the foundations. Over 360 m3 of concrete has been pumped into the existing beam over 5 pours and 28 tons of reinforcement fixed.

Russell Worthington said, “By using a specialist crawler crane from within the basement to speed up the installation and with the time we gained during demolition and excavation works, we are ahead of schedule on this phase.”

The building is due to complete in March 2019, with office and retail space being available for fit-out from December 2018.

Savills and Knight Frank are joint office agents, while Cheetham & Mortimer looks after retail lettings.