As we move into March there are some very visible changes to the construction site on Inglemire Lane which gives a real idea as to the size and scale of the new Pavilion. Despite some challenging weather towards the end of February (including the infamous Storm Doris!) work has continued to progress.
Since our last update the Contractors have (using technical terms):-
- Installed strip shuttering to the ground beam upstand
- Completed drainage pop-up in the round slab
- Installed bituthene membrane to the ground beams
- Began stoning up for the ground slab reinforcement slab
Bricks, blocks, insulation and 40 tonnes of concrete have been delivered to the site this week but by far the biggest challenge to date is the delivery of a further 100 tonnes of concrete for pouring. The Contractors were on-site from 5am preparing for and undertaking the pour, with work continuing into the night to ensure everything went to plan within the requisite time frame.
In the meantime, the site supervisor from SIS Pitches (the Contractor appointed to install the new pitches) has been keeping us up-to-date with the progress on the new rugby pitch. As we have already reported, the weather has caused some setbacks (which were anticipated for the time of year) but at a recent pitch inspection whilst the ground was still found to be very wet, the flooding issues were starting to show signs of improvement. This is great news as, historically, March has been a dry month so we hope that the ground will now be able to dry sufficiently for work to continue. We will of course keep you informed of any developments.