WEEK 1: On Monday 23rd July we handed over the keys for St John’s Church building to Bovey Construction. By the end of the month the construction compound had been put up, and the East Block (which will become our new kitchen and toilets) was completely gutted ready for the new internal layout. [click the photos to view them full size]
above: Reverend Steve Jones handing over the keys to Matthew Gibbens, Bovey Construction Project Manager
above: the Handover Group on the first day
above: Bovey Construction’s site compound and recognition of Heritage Lottery Fund funding for the Windows of Opportunity project at St John’s Church
WEEK 2: Week commencing 30th July the scaffolders have started erecting the access scaffold on the east elevation to allow the new windows to be fitted and our rainwater goods to be partially renewed. Internal drainage works are also in progress. It feels like the project has gotten off to a really good start.
above & below: scaffolding being erected to the east elevation for access to windows and roof, and for security of the site
above: old kitchen and toilets removed ready for new drainage works and servery wall opening to right (marked out in pencil on wall)