The first lorry load of steel for the new build is delivered, 21st October 2015

The weather was unseasonably mild for late October.  This week as I approached it, the Church High old building seemed tranquil and at ease basking in the watery glow of the sun’s low autumnal beams, despite a large container ready to receive the next load of rubble & debris still lurking in the dark shadow cast by the URC next door.

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So good was the weather and briskly clear the air, one could almost have mistaken it for Springtime.  Indeed the number of windows opened wide to the air this week was suggestive of spring-cleaning in process rather than the fact that the destructive trail of the internal strip-out had now clearly advanced down to first floor level.  Today, in addition to those of the ICT Suite, all the Staff Workroom windows were now open to the world.  It must be draughty inside!

The windows indicate the internal strip-out work has now progressed to the first floor staffroom.
The open windows indicate  that the internal strip-out work has now progressed  down to the first floor staffroom.

Silhouetted against the blue sky, a tall red crane now standing in position within the Junior School grounds was a clear indicator that preparations were now underway for the next stage of the new build – construction above ground level for the very first time.

A crane is now in position ready to start lifting the steelwork into place.
A  tall crane is now in position ready to start lifting the steel girders into place.

Indeed, a close-up shot was able to pick up a large mass of light grey metal girders lying along the surface of the building’s foundations.  Apparently the first lorry load of steelwork had just arrived that day.

The first lorry load of steel just arrived on site.
The first lorry load of steel  has recently arrived on site.

 

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