Fall construction update
Since our last newsletter the King Edward School site has come a few big steps closer to its reimagined incarnation as an arts hub! For the most part, the big gesture of site excavations has been completed and those “not in the know” would be hard pressed to comprehend the complicated network of new services now hidden from view. Thankfully, in our past few construction blogs we have managed to record some of these big changes.
In our most recent September 28th – October 9th Construction Blog, you can read about the exciting interior demolition work and how the exterior site has now been leveled to its finished grade. While the grass has not been laid, we can now begin to imagine the grounds coming back to life.
Throughout our September 1st – 25th, 2015 Construction Blog there was plenty of abatement (removal of hazardous materials), demolition and new mechanical service work on the interior of the school including the epic removal of our historic boilers – video included!
Our August 2015 Construction Blog captured in detail the excavation and installation of new rainwater cisterns. Rainwater capture will help to alleviate the impact of substantial rainfall on city systems in addition to storing water for use on the site grounds.
During our July 27th – 31st, 2015 Construction Blog, remarkable moments included the use of a small excavator within the lower level of the school to aid in the demolition work. These are sights not too many of us may have imagined for this historic place!