January 2017Planning application submitted
July 2017Planning permission granted with conditions. Conditions were sucessfully met and discharged November 2018.
June 2019IAE appoint Collins Earthworks Ltd as main contractor for phase 1 ground improvement works.
July 2019The first machines arrive on site
July 2019The first cut is made and ground modification works commence
August 2019The 1st of 3 mine shafts on the development located, treated and grout capped
September 2019Excavation works commence exposing two mine shafts ready to cast a concrete cap on top of each shaft. Also, sheet piles are installed to stabilise the ground and form the new access ramp connecting our existing site to the new site.
October 2019Following the capping of 2 mine shafts, the excavation was backfilled and ground stabilised.
November 2019Drainage works in preparation for the southern access road is completed. Phase 1 of the perimeter Zebex security fencing is installed. Drainage and kerbs are installed on the access road between the existing site and the new site.
December 2019Drainage and kerbs on the access road are completed and road base prepared for concrete in the new year.
January 2020The first concrete pour on-site begins on the newly constructed main access ramp
February 2020Excavation and installation of water attenuation tubosider
March 2020Last concrete pours of phase 1 are completed before construction is paused due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Work, however, continues off-site with an additional planning application submitted to further expand the site.