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Its good to see that lots of work has taken place and is taking place on the site, the British do unfortunatly have a reputation for not completing major projects on time and within budget, lets hope that this one is completed ahead of time and within the current estimated budget.

What amazes me is how "Eco-unfriendly" the demolition has been. Why the rubble is removed from the site by road is beyound me.
The site borders on to a railway line and two three temporary sidings could have built so that everything could come in and out by rail. One train load of rubble would replace up to 50 lorry loads = 100 lorry movements (there and back). Apart from avoiding the dirt and pollution inflicted onto the surrounding area.

I've seen this done on another large-scale building site in the centre of a city (of course, not in the U.K.) and it worked like a dream, causing no interference whatsoever to the other residents/businesses.

The rubble is not at the current time being removed from the site and as far as I am aware is not going to be removed from the site, it is being treated/washed and moved around within the site perimiters using the existing roads that are no longer public highway , most of it will be used / and has been used to compensate for the different levels that exist within the site, this would appear to in fact be a very sensible "eco friendly" strategy, there are also plans to use both the existing rail sidings and existing canals that are within the site to transport the majority of materials into and out of the area.

hhmm.. then I take it all back.. I'm sure as a "fishislander" you know best..!!
But, what then are the lorries that were mentioned in the piece doing..?? "as long as the queue in Regent Street"

Glad to know our money's being spent so well. I too have a sinking feeling it won't be finished on time, and we all know what happened with the Dome!

They are moving rubble/soil around the site, the massive soil washing machine is located at a certain location and the soil has to be bought to the machine to be treated, the temporary bridges and remains of demolished buildings all radiate away from Marshgate Lane, its a huge site that's why there are so many lorries. The reason there are so many temporary bridges is so that the many canals/waterways can be crossed without leaving the confines of the site.

Our little boy got very excited in Pudding Mill Lane on Sunday as huge Komatsu articulated dump trucks,squeezing under the arch and only separated from the Greenway by a mesh fence,roared in both directions every 30 seconds. There seemed no pattern to the movements of the various loads, but one could only look in amazement.

As a civil engineer who has worked on large infrastructure projects I can assure you it is not cost effective to remove waste from site. Tipping charges are very costly and it is much beetre to reuse as much 'suitable fill' wherever you can. As for the line of trucks these beasts are monsterous and very effecient at moving much around a site. Far better a dump truck than and 8 wheel road going lorry.

As for the works in the photo they will undoubtedly be infrastructure and not any of the stadia.

Having actually met some of the team responsible for the delivery of the project I honestly belive we stand an excellent chance of meeting the deadline. Projects are delayed for a meriad of reasons but make no mistake we in the UK have some excellent project managers who can deliver these high value and incredibly complex schemes.

Picked up a patient there the other night. Pitch black as there are no powered lights there, freezing cold because there are no wind-breaks and full of mud.

Which is why I nearly got my ambulance stuck.

Although no-one washed our wheels (to prevent the spread of Japanese knotweed) as a memo to us promised...

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