Refurbishment news – 10th Oct 2010

Since the last update there has been considerable visible progress. All the major scaffolding has now gone, indicating that all stone cleaning, guttering and high level decoration is now finished.

The view from St Peter's Street minus scaffolding

The view from St Peter's Street

The tower with cleaned stonework minus scaffolding

The tower with cleaned stonework minus scaffolding

The view from Castle Street minus scaffolding

The view from Castle Street

In the passage between the church and church hall, the old concrete area has been broken up. A new layout for surface water drainage is needed before the Yorkstone paving can be laid.

Internally, high level work in the church is complete. The ceiling has been cleaned and touched up, the new lights are functioning and the walls decorated. The new organ blower is in place. Work on the organ itself can now take place.

Meeting rooms are painted, lights working, cupboards in place and radiators being connected. That just leaves window glazing and floor carpet to make the rooms complete.

New paintwork and radiators in the (former) lower classroom

New paintwork and radiators in the (former) lower classroom

Storage units in the (former) lower classroom

Storage units in the (former) lower classroom

The door to the (former) lower classroom

The door to the (former) lower classroom

New radiators and paintwork in the upper classroom

New radiators and paintwork in the upper classroom

New sink in the upper classroom

New sink in the upper classroom

The toilets, servery, kitchen and balcony continue to be fitted out.

The disabled toilet

The disabled toilet

The other downstairs toilet

The other downstairs toilet

Upstairs toilet

Upstairs toilet

The sliding door between the hall and the servery

The sliding door between the hall and the servery

Extractor fan in the kitchen

Extractor fan in the kitchen

The two-storey glazed screen of the new entrance lobby has been installed. With this in place, the spiral staircase is now being installed, along with other structures in the lobby.

The glass screen as seen from the inside

The glass screen as seen from the inside

The external view of the glass screen

The external view of the glass screen

The spiral staircase near the new entrance

The spiral staircase near the new entrance

The platform at the front of the church is being extended and modifications are being made to allow the communion rail to be detached, leaving a stage area.

The extended platform with communion rail detached

The extended platform with communion rail detached

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