Dome Pour at Jodrell Bank
29th September 2020
The First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank reached an important milestone this week with the pour of the domed roof.
In near perfect conditions the 12 hour concrete pour carried on continuously to ensure the 18m spanning waterproof dome mitigated risks associated with day joints and the complexity of fitting waterbar to a shape curving in two direction.
All went well with the superb planning by the site team coming into operation when one of the pair of concrete pumps broke down, bringing the standby pump in which was parked in the adjacent car park.
We look forward to seeing the formwork struck in due course and what will surely be a very impressive internal space created for the new visitors centre.