It is a job within a job. Before Makers can tackle the required repairs to the pools and podium decks the existing residents and their environment have to be removed and rehoused for the duration of the project.
“Over 500 fish and 750 tonnes of silt will need to be removed to allow us to inspect the structure. It’s a task within itself.”
Micky Ling, Makers Site Manager
It’s a skilled process to remove fish to ensure their continued welfare and minimise the stress levels the fish will experience from the reduction in water levels to their transportation to their temporary home. When the fish are caught they are separated, photographed, catalogued and inspected for disease.
The dredging and rehousing of the fish pools will take 6 weeks and once cleaned will allow the necessary testing and inspection to calibrate the condition of the structure. Rock pools, and ‘interest’ features will also be removed to allow a complete examination of the structure.
The fish will remain offsite for the full duration of the repair works but will be able to be viewed once the webcam link has been installed.
Makers would like to extend their thanks to Aquajoy for their contribution and professional approach to the project and look forward to the return of the fish on completion in 2018.