Things are little bit manic over at the Jewel development site today and for good reason – 3100 cubic metres of concrete, the equivalent of three-and-a-half Olympic-size swimming pools, is in the process of being delivered to site.
From 3:30am this morning, 80 trucks have been ferrying concrete from three Hymix plants to the site, and will continue to do so until 5pm. Following the pour, 100 workers will be busying troweling it off until around 10pm.
Jewel’s Director of Sales and Marketing Lucas Wilson told myGC things have been on track so far. “After the wild weather on the weekend, we had to spend a few days doing a bit of clean-up on site in preparation for the concrete, but it is all running smoothly now,” he said.
“I think it gives a great deal of confidence to the buyers to see the concrete being poured and four cranes in the sky.”
Today’s pour is the second of three pours happening at the Jewel site. Last week 2800 cubic metres was poured for tower one, and next week is it tower three’s turn. Once complete, Jewel will have over 8000 cubic metres of concrete from a local supplier in the ground.
“We are led to believe once complete it will be the biggest pour the Gold Coast has ever seen,” Mr Wilson told myGC.
Old Burleigh Road between Wharf Rd and First Ave will remain closed for the rest of the day, and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
As for what’s next on the Jewel site, Mr Wilson said workers will move on to constructing the building’s carparks.