Works are now under way with the scaffolding and temporary roof in place to keep everything dry whilst the roof is stripped, repaired and recovered. As one would expect with a building of this age, we have some local timber repairs and strengthening to carry out before the new welsh slates, lead gutters and lead flat roof are installed as befits our Grade 1 listed building. The roofing works should be complete during February enabling the internal repair and refurbishment works to commence below.
One of the first tasks in the New Year will be the excavation of the pit and foundations for the new lift serving our offices above. That will be closely followed by the installation of our own new mains power and water supplies from Fleet Street, we will then have sufficient power to progress with the lift installation.