Sunday, 23 February 2014

Of eggs and omelettes . . .

We all know the saying, 'you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs'. That saying comes to mind looking at the 'apparent' chaos in some of these photos.  It may look a bit of a mess now, if we're being honest, but there is no doubt that it will produce a great finished product.

And here's a prime example . . .

The men here are preparing the footings for the retaining wall in front of the new entrance to the Annexe.

Actually, our hard-working contractors are a tidy bunch!  Considering this is a construction site, things are looking pretty organised.

They are also excellent at clearing up after themselves.  This was the scene in the foyer of the hall yesterday as the electricians have been busy all week installing new wiring.  Those parishioners who went into the hall for coffee after the 10am Mass today would have had no idea about this as the area had been tidied up beautifully and the floor swept and washed. Well done ITC!

Getting closer . . .

Here's a view from the Annexe looking through the entrance into the hall via the space which was the old disabled WC.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Some more photos of the Annexe interior . . .

Despite the rain, our contractors have been continuing apace with the Annexe building.  I'm sure they are very grateful that they have a roof to work under at the moment!

The horizontal casing on the ceiling is the line of the partition between the two meeting rooms.

Here you can see the corridor between the meeting rooms on the right-hand side and the cloakrooms and kitchenette on the left-hand side.

"Yoohooo! Anybody there?"  I certainly hope not. This is a view that not many of us will recognise as it is looking from the new Annexe into the old disabled access WC in the hall.  This is the 'breakthrough' point from the existing hall to the annexe. Of course a new  WC with better disabled access will be installed elsewhere to replace the old one.

And finally, here is a shot of what will be the main outside entrance to the Annexe.

That's the end of today's tour around the site . . .