7 April 2021
All the unit settlements have been finalised, the BFS loan has been repaid, the builder’s claims to date for works completed have been paid and future claims will be paid out of church funds. This situation has been a long time coming and we are all relieved!
Stage 3 is progressing slowly due to the difficulty of getting tradespeople to the job, but the builder has given an undertaking to complete by the end of April. Unfortunately the installation of the main entry (automatic doors) has stalled because the glazing company ran out of some channelling mid-installation and ordered the incorrect colour channelling to complete and had to re-order. The design of the door between the Sanctuary and the new Main Foyer has changed at our request so there will be a delay to the completion of this as well.
We are currently awaiting a sign-off of the defects list in the Upper Hall by the consultants to move the stored items in the Soundy Lounge so works in that area can be completed.
The joinery for the new Kitchen is being constructed off-site and will be installed within the week.
Painting of the Soundy Lounge will also re-commence this week and floorcoverings will follow soon after.
The ramp in the Church is ready for painting. Negotiations are under way with a number of specialist heritage joiners to shorten several pews affected by the installation of the ramp so that the aisle width between the side & centre pews is maintained as original.
Works to the Forecourt resumed mid-last week and is continuing.
Antal Hanke – Project Manager