3rd January 2020
Building Project Update
For those who have visited or passed by the surgery premises in the last few weeks it is now very evident that substantial work is being undertaken.
Internally, after several weeks of disruption, noise and room swapping we are pleased to report that all the pits have been dug and the foundations which will support the first floor have been laid. Apart from the temporary covers on the floor around the building you will now see little evidence of this very significant part of the works and we would wish to thank all those patients who have attended the practice during this period for their patience and understanding – and their concern for the practice team who have been working as normal throughout. What is very evident is the screened off area near the Practice Nurse room which will be the location of the new lift. The lift will provide access to the first floor including access for wheelchairs and stretchers. There is a 1.7metre deep hole behind the hoarding which will provide the space for the lift mechanism.
Externally you can see that the new brick fascia is looking very smart, albeit that it is now partially obscured by the scaffolding which is being erected. The scaffolders will return next week to complete the installation of the Top Hat scaffolding which will completely surround and cover the area so that work will be able to continue whatever the weather.
We are marginally behind schedule as a consequence of the consistently wet and cold weather that has been affecting us all – but the contractor is confident that once the scaffolding is erected we can catch up any lost ground.