The roof and temporary flashings are now in place and the building is finally water-tight. Years of water damage has taken their toll on the structures but considerable progress has now been made to safeguard this monument for the future.
The internal scaffold will be removed by the beginning of next week and work can then begin within the building to stabilise the gantry. Gantry works are expected to continue for another week. Additional steelwork has been applied to the external gantry and this will continue inside the building and all pipework has been stabilised and secured.
Once the Phase 1 work has been signed off, the scaffold will be removed and, during week beginning 7 March, the site will be fully inspected before being cleared and secured as the first phase of emergency works is completed. The building will then be temporarily sealed until phase 2 work can begin.
The structure above ground is now secured and stabilised and the Trust is delighted with the progress so far. However, the building will remain on the ‘at risk register’ until the completion of the second phase of repair works