Build Update, 20 September 2017: Latest site updates

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer

Has a month really gone by already? How about 12 of them? Since our last #BuildUpdate we’ve reached a whole year since the Museum and Art Gallery closed so building and construction could start. Time certainly flies when you have a huge redevelopment project to deliver!

Just in case you didn’t see our social media posts on 3 September, here’s a throwback to the images from our fun-filled ‘Wrap Party’. Click on the picture below to see the full album……….

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……….and here’s the video that marked the occasion too. In some ways it feels like we’ve been closed for longer, in other ways it feels like it was only yesterday.

On site, progress continues to be made with the piling works that I mentioned in our August post. We’re expecting the delivery of a crane soon as well. This will take a few days to put up but once it’s ready things should shift up yet another gear. I’ll have more information about this next month. Ourselves and our building contractors Willmott Dixon are also in the process of getting two large banners produced to go on the front of the scaffolding on North Hill. I’ll have more on this next month too.

Scaffolding has continued to go up around St Luke’s Church and the protective shrink wrap has also been installed.

Photograph of the construction shrink wrap around St Luke's Church, Plymouth September 2017 Photograph of the construction shrink wrap around St Luke's Church, Plymouth September 2017

Works are also ongoing inside St Luke’s to protect the pews that are staying and to level out the ground.

Photograph of the inside of St Luke's Church August 2017

Our programme of Hard Hat Tours continues with great feedback and attendance. There are only a few places left on the 2pm tour next Friday (29 September). Spaces on the tours on 27 October and 24 November are also up for grabs – don’t leave it too late to book!

Photograph of a group of people on a hard hat tour at The Box, Plymouth

Here’s the latest footage from the construction site web cam:

I started this post with an anniversary and I’m going to finish with one too. It’s a slightly belated mention, but Willmott Dixon recently celebrated their Devon Office’s first anniversary – congratulations to them.

Thanks for reading. There’ll be more updates from the site next month.

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