You can find an archive of construction weeks 1-30 on our construction archive page.
From the air. Below is a photograph taken by a drone kindly taken by Aerial Affairs during the late August bank holiday weekend, showing the community centre and surrounding area.
w/c 14th October 2019 – week 37
Work has continued painting inside the centre, however the end is now in sight! The new vinyl flooring to replace the polished concrete finish was laid in the main hall and lobby areas.
The commercial kitchen was also installed this week, funded by a Biffa Award grant. We are thrilled to be able to provide such a high quality and long lasting kitchen facility to the centre users.
Outside the building work has continued on the slabbing around the building, landscaping and car park areas. It’s been wonderful to have the support from our neighbours William Davis Homes, who have provided assistance from large machine moving heavy items across the site as needed. The entrance barrier has now been installed which will be used once the site has been completed.
w/c 7th October 2019 – week 36
Work continues on painting of the toilets, business hub and training rooms. Another group of 11 people from 3M have been onsite rolling up their sleeves and painting. We’ve also been joined by local residents who have been amazing at painting and other practical tasks around the building.
The special Altro easy clean flooring has been fitted in the kitchen in preparation for the kitchen unit delivery.
Outside the cycle shelter (kindly donated by Tarmac through a grant) has been delivered and work continues on the slabbing and other areas of the landscaping. Thanks to the local residents who then spent Saturday morning putting it together!
w/c 30th September 2019 – week 35
With the centre formally handed over, this enabled the next phase to commence. On the 1st October, 3M United Kingdom PLC donated a number of staff members for the day to take part in a ‘team building exercise’ to paint in the business hub and toilets. Their time and practical skills were hugely appreciated!
We’re also really grateful to a number of volunteers from the local community who have given their time over the week to paint various rooms. Thanks to the Anstey Wallpaper Company who pulled out all the stops to donate some fabulous paint right when we needed it!!
Work has resumed in the kitchen, with tiling from floor to ceiling before the installation of piping next week, which will be followed by the industrial kitchen.
Outside the building, work began on the landscaping, including slabbing around the building.
w/c 23rd September 2019 – week 34
Inside the centre…
Resolving some of the snagging issues previously identified, including installation of the additional ceiling heating in the kitchen, and clearing of ‘snots’ on the brickwork before painting.
Outside of the building…
Installation of the CCTV, and connection of all the doors to the alarm system. The finishing touches to the car park including the spreading of pea gravel and parking bay markings.
The building was then handed over formally to the charity on Friday 27th, enabling the next stages to commence…
w/c 16th September 2019 – week 33
Inside the centre…
The WC’s are being fitted out with the remaining items, including tiles, mirrors and fittings for the cubicles. The sink heights have now been adjusted to be the same for both male and female.
Outside the centre…
The building downlighters and street lights have been installed and connected. Once the scaffolding had been dropped, the remaining doors to the main hall, kitchen and plant room were fitted. The pea gravel has also been laid in the majority of the car park areas.
w/c 9th September 2019 – week 32
Inside the community centre the joinery has continued, with the addition of skirting, and a variety of boxed in areas around the building. Satinwood paint has also been applied to skirting boards, door frames and finishing touches to the beautiful serving hatch between the kitchen and the main hall. The ‘sparkies’ have been wiring in many of the rooms, including fitting the remaining internal lights.
Outside has been a flurry of activity, with the construction of the relocated bin store, installation of the eaves and guttering, tarmac to the path and disabled parking spaces. Finally after being installed 23 weeks ago, the scaffolding was finally lowered to reveal the building for the first time.
w/c 2nd September 2019 – week 31
Internally, the joinery has continued including the installing of vanity units and baby changing stations in the WC’s. The ironmongery has been fitted to internal doors along with the kitchen hatch.
Externally, work has continued on the drainage and entrance to the car park, connection of the building to the water supply and new gas meter. After a delay, work has now begun on the eaves. One of the most significant changes to the site this week, has been the removal of the site cabins. These first arrived at 22 Knox Road in February this year.
Outside the building, work has continued on the site drainage, forming of the bunds around the site, changes to the entrance crossover and relocating of the bin store.