Raising the Roof!

Update of this months progress for the Community:

View of Cadbury's from Stirchley Baths roof.
View of Cadbury’s from Stirchley Baths roof.

With the combination of an extremely wet October and the discovery of a few further structural set backs; October has been a challenging month for Balfour Beatty project team. However with the building now stripped back to its raw structure and a new programme been put in place; real progress is starting to be shown.

This month:

View of Birmingham from the chimney.
View of Birmingham from the chimney.

– All internal areas now propped ready for existing structural steels to be replaced with new.

You may have been wondering where the Cupola has disappeared to.
You may have been wondering where the Cupola has disappeared to.

– The Chimney has been completely re-pointed, had a brand new lightning protection system installed and is now awaiting a concrete cap.

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– The iconic Cupola and flag pole has now been dismantled, lifted off via the crane and taken away for refurbishment
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– The brickwork either side of the cupola has now had structural ties installed and been re-built back up to coping stone level.
View of the new pool roof.
View of the new pool roof.

– All timber roof purlins and rafters have now been replaced with new.

New rooms formed inside.
New rooms formed inside.

Next month we will be:
– Breaking out the existing floor slab and creating new internal foundations ready for blockwork walls to be erected.
– Felt, batten and re-tile the main pool roof with existing Blue Welsh Slates and Green Westmorland Slates.
– Install all new structural steels to basement and ground floor.
– Start stripping and relaying the flat roof area.
– Install new truss roof along curved frontage.
– Wash down chimney brickwork, install cap and drop chimney scaffold.

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