by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer

It’s been a varied and interesting month on site and today’s post rounds up a number of pieces of news and information.

Everyone working on site has had to contend with just about every type of weather over the last few weeks – from brilliant sunshine to lots of snow. You can see how conditions have changed from one day to the next in our latest web cam footage.

The weather hasn’t stopped work though! Many of you may be aware that we laid our foundation stone in a special ceremony on Friday 9 March. It was a very soggy day but all those involved were very pleased to be able to mark yet another milestone in our programme.

The Box, Plymouth Foundation Stone Ceremony - 9 March 2018

If you’d like to find out more about the event you can read our press release or watch our video clip below.

Elsewhere, great progress continues to be made with the extension to the former Central Library and Museum buildings as you can see from this image taken from our web cam.

Web Cam Image for The Box, 28 March 2018

This snap offers a closer ground level view from the bottom of Tavistock Place.

The Box Plymouth extension, 27 March 2018

There’s been a lot of activity on the hard hat tour-front as well this month with our regular public tours taking place as well as events connected to English Tourism Week (17-25 March 2018) and Open Doors (19-24 March 2018).

As part of English Tourism Week we were visited by MP Luke Pollard and overseas journalists from the USA.

Open Doors is a chance for those who are interested in a career in construction to see behind the scenes at live sites across the country. Our building contractors, Willmott Dixon always get involved and facilitated visits from Mount Tamar School and specialist science and engineering college, UTC Plymouth. Here are some of the Year 13 BTEC students from UTC on their tour.

UTC Plymouth Hard Hat Tour of The Box as part of 2018 Open Doors

Drawing of The Box by Richard AllmanI’ll round off this post with news of a new Artmill exhibition that Willmott Dixon are supporting.

‘Richard Allman: Another Side of Plymouth’ will be on display at the Theatre Royal from mid-April until 28 June.

The exhibition aims to show an alternative view of Plymouth with unexpected angles on the city and images of ‘The Box’ under development. Why not pop in and take a look while it’s on display?