The final roof timbers are now being installed revealing the building’s shape over the ancient boundary walls. The concrete structure for the kitchen ventilation through to the Priory Lodge ground floor is completed.
The re-roofing of the building and chimney replacement is now substantially complete and removal of the external scaffold will shortly commence. Internally works continues on forming the bedrooms with installation of building services within the roof space.
The Energy Centre steel frame is now installed and construction of the perimeter walls is in progress. The water tanks and pipe work within the basement are now installed.
Partial demolition and remodelling of the Dairy continues. The existing roof has been removed and the first floor structure and below ground drainage has been installed to the section of the building which largely remains. Where the building is to be extended; demolition and the concreting of new foundations is in progress.
Work on Cannington Court, the jewel of the site, continues to progress sensitively and steadily. Significant work to preserve the heritage of the building is taking place internally and externally. The joy of the building can now start to be appreciated with the removal of some of the external scaffolding. Internally timber, masonry and plaster repair works continues. The removal of asbestos and installation of new mechanical and electrical work continues.
North Car Park / Walled Garden
This month, pedestrian and vehicular visitors to the Walled Garden was relocated to allow visitors to enter the garden from the car park via an archway in the boundary wall and onto the Walled Gardens entrance shop building.