A colossus on 1.300 piles: start car park in November 2011
Once the semi-sunken car park on Woudestein campus is completed, it will rest on roughly 1.300 concrete piles. This is a good indication of its size and hence the parking space created. November 2011 will see about 750 piles going into the ground, marking the first phase of the car park.
To create space for the first phase of the car park, 7 meters are now being taken off restaurant the Carrousel. The Carrousel’s reconstruction will be ready in July.
In August, building contractor BAM will install a coffer dam to form the construction pit. When these are in place, the first contours of the car park will be visible. Following that, approximately 40.000 m³ worth of soil will be dug out and the 750 concrete piles driven.
Potential noise nuisance will be limited as much as possible by BAM installing the coffer dam during the summer holidays. Pile-driving is planned for November and December 2011. Although the pile-drivers will be given a noise reducing ‘cap’, a certain measure of noise nuisance is inevitable.
On 15 June, building contractor BAM and EUR sealed their cooperation by signing a contract.