Sunday, 27 July 2014

Preparing for the new academic year.

There is a TV programme from the UK, called "Grand Designs" which tracks construction projects, the presenter, Kevin McCloud, follows a similar presentation format for every project and about midway through every programme, when the project seems to be drifting into challenging waters, he turns to the camera, out of earshot of the project team, and quietly suggests that they may have approached things a little differently...

I wonder what he would say if he saw our car park exit knowing that it needs to open in 10 days time.....

One thing for sure, it would make good TV...

Connection between old and new car park - Note the construction of the new building over the existing exit - A challenging undertaking  but will it mean an added degree of safety as the construction progress above. 

New exit..

Old car park exit - reconstructed as part of the new building. You can see the new level and clear evidence of the 3 metres of soil that has been cut away..

connection to the road - you can now see the front of the building.

Every decently-made object, from a house to a lamp post to a bridge, spoon or egg cup, is not just a piece of 'stuff' but a physical embodiment of human energy, testimony to the magical ability of our species to take raw materials and turn them into things of use, value and beauty.
Kevin McCloud - Grand Designs.

At the moment - I would settle for a finished car park exit..

Update: 10th August - Car Park exit now open!