So here it is – the shuttering removed to reveal the first part of the front retaining wall. Not too spectacular, but a major step forward.
Its a bank holiday weekend coming up in England, hence it has rained most of the day, and we are promised more of the same weather at the weekend. Let’s hope we get some sunshine! I am now away until Wednesday 6th June, when I hope to have some more views and perhaps a bigger wall to take a look at. My photographer will be out and about, and hopefully some video footage may be available too.
See you soon.
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Well ‘just enough’ was the way it was at the end of the concrete being poured into the shuttering on Tuesday afternoon. Here are the pictures…..lots happening and a days work is virtually compressed here into a little over four minutes. Hope you like this…..solid work by the site guys!
On Monday, 28th May 2012, we saw some heavy shuttering work going on around the steel frame that had just been tied in place. This is ready for part of the main front end retaining wall to be ‘poured’. Here is a look at that work before the arrival of the concrete pumping equipment and the mixers.
Tomorrow – will the wall be there? Come back and find out for yourselves!
It was a quiet weekend on the site. The debris from the demolition is now cleared, and the remnants of the ground clearance are sorted and removed, leaving a nice level surface.
More shuttering has been erected and I will endeavor to bring you some pictures of that tomorrow. Meanwhile here is a picture sequence of the concrete arriving and being laid to form the right hand side of the building looking from the front.
Just been handed some photographs from yesterday, showing ongoing work.
Will post today’s update as soon as possible, as the cement mixers have been back this morning. See you later!
This week we talk with John Allen, a long serving lecturer here at the Hall. Listen in and see what John has to say about his time here at Capernwray and his memories of the old conference hall.
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It may not seem a lot, but this week the builders have laid shuttering, steel work and concrete. The footings to the front of the new building are now in place as the slide show shows, and the trenches are being dug. We can now see the definition of the new building appearing in the ground work. Take a look at the slide show below.
Yes – the concrete lorries have been turning up this morning, Tuesday 21st May 2012. In glorious sunshine and temperatures worthy of the Mediterranean, the lorries arrived and the digger has been delivering the concrete into the shuttering that went up on Friday last week. The video should be self explanatory after that ……….
Thought you would like to see a comment that someone added to our pages today…
“When I was young I lived just 13 miles from Capernwray. Going for the Break Through events and holidays. Then the Bible School. Going to Pakistan first time. Working for Brighton and Hove City mission was through Capernwray. Just this last week Andy Thomas came to my church in Burnley.”
It never ceases to amaze me how the lives of people have been touched by the work here at Capernwray. Chard, our Audio Visual assistant was visiting Keswick in the North Lakes yesterday and texted to say that he met a Canadian couple whose Nephew had been to our center in Sweden, Holsby Brunn.
If you have any stories to share of such ‘chance’ meetings, please add them to our Feedback page, and I will share them if and when it is appropriate.
To all those who came on Saturday……..
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