The renovation and extension work is challenging for all concerned. Our builders continue to deal with an awkward site, not helped by extensive work on a neighbouring building in Friargate, restricting access from the already narrow street.
Users of the meeting house are accepting the temporary changes and inconveniences well, thanks in no small part to the efforts of our meeting house staff.
The building work itself is making good progress and first improvements are now taking shape. The ground floor toilets have now been remodelled, for example, as this collage of the work shows:
However, most of the ongoing progress remains hidden, of course. Users of the building see nothing of what is going on behind the blocked-off section of the foyer where formerly the library was located ....
But now, thanks to photos by Tasha Heny, our meeting house manager, we have the opportunity to see something of what is going on behind the scenes.
Much construction work is carried out in a vast scaffolding tent, located over the garden terrace.
Here, as of mid-October are some of the parts of the building seen after the builders have gone home at the end of the working day:
|The link corridor on the new upper floor, alongside the main meeting room complete with temporary guttering.|
|View down into the main meeting room from the new link corridor.|
|Room 3, towards the corridor|