Progress on site

  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    Works are progressing well.  We have completed the repair works to the high level chimneys and commenced repair and restoration to the high level dormers on Barwick Street.                                      
  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The works to the offices continues to progress well.  The first phase of the mechanical and electrical installations has commenced.  All the fire compartmentation work has been completed. We have now got a clear picture on the works that are required to the shops and we have started the rebuilding of the rear elevations, with […]
  • 2 August 2015
    July 2015 Update – Facade
    The scaffold removal has commenced which has revealed the new Grand Hotel signage.  The scaffolding has been completely removed to the lower of half of the Church Street elevation.  This has revealed the new solid brass windows to the lounge, and the original marble pilasters between the new window.  No-one knew these were marble until […]
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    Scaffolding to Barwick Street is now complete and the works to restore and repair this facade and roof are progressing well. We have decided to carry out further cleaning of the stonework to the building that corners onto Church Street, following a trial carried out earlier in the month.  Works remain on target to be […]
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    The works to the offices continue to progress well.  The first fix M & E is due to start shortly. Work on the shops is also progressing albeit a little more slowly than we originally hoped, due to issues with the condition of the building.  We are still confident of successful completion in the Autumn […]
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Facade
    The final few bits of the facade works have now been complete.  This is in preparation for the removal of the scaffolding which commences next month. The new lounge windows have been installed on Church Street.  These have been very well received by all.
  • 1 July 2015
    June 2015 Update – Roof
    The original slate tiles have been put back on to the first two towers. We are very pleased with their appearance. The steelwork is complete to the last pavilion with the insulated panels now being installed.  The ornate high level railings have been restored, these will be brought to site and re-fixed to the top […]
  • 1 June 2015
    May 2015 Update – Barwick Street Facade
    The initial section of scaffolding has now been completed and handed over, the first inspection of this facade revealed some areas that need more work than first thought.                                            
  • 1 June 2015
    May 2015 Update – Shops and Offices
    Since been awarded the contract for the shops and offices refurbishment, Greswolde Construction have commenced with their site set up and have started to install the new partitioned walls to the offices. The works to the shops have revealed some areas that need some structural repair, these are currently being designed by our Structural Engineers, […]
  • 1 June 2015
    May 2015 Update – Facade
    The stonework is complete except for areas that cannot be accessed due to the scaffolding.                      The new lounge windows are due to arrive next month which will complete the lower half of the Church Street elevation works.

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