TWO giant cranes have gone up in Doncaster town centre as builders move on to the next stage in the redevelopment of Waterdale.
The cranes, one 55 metres high, are being used in the construction of the £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter project.
Wates Construction is well underway with foundation works and piling is now complete. Over 400 piles nearly 10 metres deep have been drilled and filled with concrete and steel reinforcement.
Pile caps and ground beams will go down shortly so everything is in place for a ground floor slab of concrete.
The structure of the new council building is made of concrete, which should absorb heat and keep running costs down.
The first concrete columns should go up in April.
The civic offices will become the council’s new headquarters and include a one-stop-shop for council services and a new council chamber.
They will be overlooking the new public square which aims to encourage people back into the Waterdale area. The new building should be complete by September 2012.