30 March 2017
View from Castle Street
As the last slate roof tiles are laid and the chimney pots are prepared to be installed on the new education wing, inside, the internal walls are now defining the spaces soon to be occupied.
The builders have now finished the external brickwork and soon the windows will be installed on the Castle Street frontage. The new rooflights have had their covers removed, meaning daylight now floods in to the entrance spaces and second gallery. The rooflights are modelled on those in the House extension, which were designed by Sir Leslie Martin in the 1970s. Very soon the large crane that has been essential in bringing all the major components on site from the loading bay on Northampton Street will be dismantled and taken away – using another crane!
We continue to review and agree finishes and are beginning to look into the details of furniture and fittings. We will tender for a cafe operator shortly and will begin recruiting new staff in order to get a complete team in the building in time for the reopening.
The spring flowers are in full bloom in St Peter’s churchyard, from where the site can still be seen, go for a look now as this view wont be there for long.
See the latest photographs of the site here.