It’s week 22 – over one quarter of the way through the build!
Can you remember when the huge lime-crete slab was poured in the Lower Hall? Well it has cured for the required 28 days now, so other work in the Lower Hall can continue. A new internal scaffold has gone up inside the building this week, to provide access to the ceiling above.
Also in the Lower Hall, joist strengthening noggings are being added to the ceiling. Noggings are lengths of wood that go in between the joists to give them extra support.
Contractors have begun to remove paint and old plaster from the cornice that runs around the outside of the entire building.
This work has uncovered some fantastic craftsmanship. How fantastic to see how the cornice was created!
The slate tiles on the roof continue to be relaid in conjunction with the rest of the roof upgrade works.
Those intricate stone repairs are ongoing.