Development Timeline

  • January 2017

    antique-classic-close-up-2263062 Planning application submitted
  • July 2017

    approved-29149_1280 Planning permission granted with conditions. Conditions were sucessfully met and discharged November 2018.
  • June 2019

    IMG_0416 2 IAE appoint Collins Earthworks Ltd as main contractor for phase 1 ground improvement works.
  • July 2019

    IMG_03722 The first machines arrive on site
  • July 2019

    DCIM100MEDIADJI_0013.JPG The first cut is made and ground modification works commence
  • August 2019

    IMG_1141 2 The 1st of 3 mine shafts on the development located, treated and grout capped
  • September 2019

    IMG_4732 e Excavation 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 2019

    IMG_2768 e Following the capping of 2 mine shafts, the excavation was backfilled and ground stabilised.
  • November 2019

    IMG_3264 Drainage 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 2019

    IMG_3646 Drainage and kerbs on the access road are completed and road base prepared for concrete in the new year.
  • January 2020

    IMG_4475 The first concrete pour on-site begins on the newly constructed main access ramp
  • February 2020

    IMG_4733 Excavation and installation of water attenuation tubosider
  • March 2020

    DCIM100MEDIADJI_0191.JPG Last 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.