During the construction phase of the project, we will be adding photos to show progress.
w/c 16th April 2019
The brick and blockwork is now nearing completion and the roof structures are now being assembled and fixed in place. The blockwork will be rendered once completed, which will complement the red brickwork in the lower part of the building.
w/c 8th April 2019
Brick laying is very dependent on the weather conditions, so with the exception of one day (when wind and rain stopped work), the brick laying continued. This coming week should see an additional layer of scaffolding added that will enable the final courses of bricks to be laid. The next stage will see the delivery of the roof structure for assembly and fitting.
w/c 1st April 2019
Last week the scaffolding was installed around the inside and outside of the building, enabling the next phase of brick laying to begin. The project team were able to take a walk around the shell of the community centre for the very first time – an incredibly exciting time following years of planning.
During the next couple of weeks the internal and external walls will be completed before work starts on the roof structure.
w/c 25th March 2019
It’s been a relief that the weather has remained dry with a light breeze over the past week enabling work ton continue onsite. The brickwork has now reached the maximum height possible walls without scaffolding. Once this has been erected in the next few days, the next phase of the brick and blockwork will resume. You can clearly see the entrance framed by the steel work in the photo.
w/c 18th March 1029
With the drop in the wind and drier conditions, the brick layers have been able to return to the site and continue laying the internal and outside walls. The frames for the windows for the larger meeting at the front of the building are now in place. The first phase of the brickwork will be completed inside and out by the end of the week.
w/c 11th March 2019
Over the course of the past week the brick work has continued, however this has been considerably hampered by strong winds and rain. This has resulted in a number of issues and delays. #stormgareth may have moved into the North Sea, but we have continued to see heavy showers and strong winds through the week. Once these have passed the brick laying can resume.
w/c 4th March 2019
After a few supply delays, the concrete flooring supports were delivered and the construction team installed the concrete joists then cementing the infill blocks in place. During the week the brick laying will start on the next sections of internal and external walls. The building design will start to take more shape.
w/c 25th February 2019
The weather has been very different compared to last year at the same time, when the country was hit by the ‘beast from the east’! This has helped the construction process, enabling the laying of concrete around the base of the building. The internal pipework for toilets and kitchen are now in place, which can be seen at the front of the picture above. During the coming week the concrete flooring supports will be installed.
w/c 18th February 2019
At the end of last week the windposts were installed at the entrance (left hand side of the picture) and the end of the hall (right hand side of the picture). These are designed to span vertically to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork in the building. The base layer of blocks have been laid, along with three rows of standard bricks. The main brick approved for the building is Arden Special Reserve.
w/c 11th February 2019
With the entrance to the site now complete, some of the excess top soil has now been removed and the base layer of the car park is in place. Over the next week the wind posts will be attached to the footings.
You may notice that fencing has been erected next to where the community centre is being constructed. This is the space allocated to the Local Education Area of Play (LEAP) which William Davis Homes are constructing.
w/c 4th February 2019
The footings were completed last week enabling the delivery and filling with concrete. This took place on Monday 4th after a slight delay whilst the weather warmed up, as concrete needs to be poured in temperatures 2 degrees above zero.
In addition the entrance (known as the crossover), used to provide vehicle and foot access to the site, is in progress and should be finished by the end of the week subject to the weather conditions.
25th January 2019
We are delighted to confirm that the lease, charge on the land and other paperwork have been finalised, and construction has begun on site!
The project is to be overseen by Oakwood Construction, with the construction phase expected to last until late August 2019.
We wanted to make sure that those living closest to the site are up to date with the project, so this letter was delivered prior to construction.
Next public meeting
We look forward to seeing you at the next Grange Park Centre meeting where we will be discussing ways to get involved 20:15-21:00, Wednesday 22nd May in the Studio meeting room at Outwoods Edge School.