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LDG Continues to Monitor Construction at Ulster University Belfast Campus.

LDG Datum has been engaged at Ulster University’s York Street, Belfast Campus redevelopment and expansion since 2015.

Ulster University has had a campus at York Street, Belfast, for very many years. As part of a current £250 million project, the campus is diversifying from its traditional art provision to encompass courses in architecture, hospitality, event management, photography and digital animation.

LDG Datum have been contracted from the initial enabling works right up to current construction phase, a total of six years to date.

Currently engaged by contractor Somague, LDG Datum is providing geotechnical and structural monitoring.

The enabling works consisted of environmental monitoring using vibration, noise and dust sensors. The project evolved into piling phase when LDG installed inclinometers into the piles to depths up to 25mtrs, with a total of thirty inclinometers to be monitored weekly over 3 years.

At the bulk excavation phase, LDG installed remote wireless tilt sensors to ensure the pile wall performed as per the design. Complications on the project facilitated an extended period to continue monitoring the wall until stabilised to ground level.

Equipment installed and monitored by LDG included environmental stations consisting of vibration, noise and dust sensors, wireless tilt sensors and the inclinometers mentioned above.

“Ulster University’s plan to move their campus from the Jordanstown into the heart of Belfast brings a welcome boost to our great city. The thousands of potential students will reinforce the local economy and beyond. Here at LDG Datum we have been at the forefront of monitoring services for over 15 years. Our experience within the geotechnical and environmental monitoring sector continues to give our clients confidence that we are the best solution to their requirements.”


Mark Hodgen, Director at LDG Datum