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Blue sky at last!

The sun was finally shining when I headed up to site with my camera to catch the mobile crane on site for the day. It was there to load half of the roof panels up onto the steel structure ready for the … Continue reading

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Another grey day

It’s been a while since I have managed to get on site to get some more pictures – but when I did, it was yet another grey day – I’m hoping for some blue sky next week when the mobile crane … Continue reading

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Hand me another bolt

Week 16 saw the beginning of the steelwork rising out of the ground. It all seems like a gigantic Meccano set (for those of you who remember them), with the steelwork arriving, the crane lifting and the workman fixing and bolting it … Continue reading

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Week 14, 51 to go.

It’s hard to believe that we are over 20% through the building programme, but we are and there is less than a year to go to completion. Earlier this afternoon, on another bitterly cold day the three Davids (head, deputy and governor) made a site … Continue reading

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Snow stops play!

I’m a little late in posting this and it seems a while since the recent snow bought things to a halt for about a week. Snow covering the ground is a health and safety hazard.  On a building site it … Continue reading

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The Dance of the Diggers

With the arrival of the New year there’s a bustle of activity on the field behind Charnwood College. The access road has been laid; the site buildings are all in place; and the machinery  and their operators are hard at … Continue reading

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The invasion of the diggers

Monday 19th November was the day that building began – week one – only another seventy or so to go! The first tasks are to set up the site, put in the access road, and start leveling the site. A … Continue reading

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Smiles all round at the turf cutting ceremony

It was smiles all around as the sun shone down on the long awaited cutting of the turf ceremony on November 5th. Peter Lewis, Chairman of the County Council spoke of the many different people who had worked so well … Continue reading

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Bricks and blocks in the autumn sunshine

There are just a few days to go now until the turf will be cut and building work commences. It’s a fantastic autumn day today and we were up on site to go through more details and make sure everything … Continue reading

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Final approved granted – the countdown begins . . .

This morning we heard confirmation that the final hurdle has been cleared and the countdown begins for the building to commence. It seems a long while since the planning application went in, but following the Local Authority Planning Department’s approval; … Continue reading

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