Local contractor, CR Reynolds are 13 weeks in a 14 month programme to improve Queens Gardens.
Here's an update on the progress so far.
The team have removed all the York paving stones along the southern boundary of the gardens. Excavating to formation level adjacent to Guildhall Road, building stone sub base back up in a 300mm layer of compacted stone and 50mm layer of concrete blinding. Work to install the steel reinforcement is well underway and will be ready for new concrete slabs and walls. All is been constructed above the original old dock wall
The original York stone will be re-laid.
The next step is to install the concrete binding by hand along the southern boundary, this is a fairly time consuming process and once done the concrete will be poured and the retaining walls will be rebuilt with the cast and brick work.
The concrete will be poured and the retaining walls will be rebuilt with the cast and brick work.
New piping is also be installed and being redirected, this supplies the pump room connected to the ponds.
Geo chemical testing is also taking place right across the site and in total 64 samples will be collected. If the weather is good, Around 6-8 samples can be take each day. It is done by hand and they go two metres. It takes around 14 days for the tests to come back.