Build Update, 23 August 2017: More progress on site
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer
Since our last #BuildUpdate the demolition of the post-war extension at the back of the former Central Library has been completed.
With the building cleared you can really see the extent of the site for the first time – take a look at our web cam shot from 9 August below. A reduced level dig which will create the level surface needed for construction work, and piling which will provide the structural support needed for construction work, are both now underway. Don’t forget, you can keep a regular eye on the footage from our web cam via our website.
Another way to stay up to date with progress is by coming along to our Hard Hat Tours. We have now unveiled a new series of dates and times for the rest of the year. The tours have proven to be really popular so far, so if you want to come along it’s best to book your place as quickly as possible. Find out more from the what’s on section of our website.
You can also get an insight into what happens on one of our Hard Hat Tours in this video clip. A big thanks to our construction and regeneration specialists Willmott Dixon for their cooperation with making the video and for running the tours. Just click on the arrow to watch the video now (running time 1 minute 51 seconds).
Other developments this month include the completion of the scaffolding to the North Hill elevation of the former Museum and Art Gallery building. The scaffold ‘shrink wrap’ is also now in place and will protect the fabric of the building.
Those of you who use Regent Street and Tavistock Place will have noticed that scaffolding to part of the exterior of St Luke’s Church is also now in place. It’s been another productive month!
That’s all for this round up. We’ll have another #BuildUpdate for you in September that highlights yet more progress on site……….