Work starts on site on Monday! We’ve appointed Triton Construction as the main contractor, and I’ll be keeping you updated on progress with the building works over the next few months. In a few weeks we’ll be able to release the architects’ fly-through so you can “visit” the new centre virtually.
Looking forward to donning my high-vis vest and hard hat and seeing work in progress.
But for now, here are the final photos of what used to be the University’s Cafe on 3rd:
There’s been lots of activity since I last posted about how the overall project is progressing – and still more going on behind the scenes getting the final specifications for the building works right, going through the tender process, and so on.
As well as making a lot of progress with our name and branding for the new centre, we’ve also been out to tender for conservation services to repair records that are too damaged to use without intervention, and for digitisation services to help us preserve vulnerable formats like Betamax video and audio cassette tapes, as well as digitising a selection from the collections to make them available off site.
For me, these two pictures encapsulate a lot of what our HLF project is all about: making the collections more available, and in better facilities than those available to us at the moment (this is the Library’s seminar room, used for a couple of hours in between teaching so that Kelda & Rob can spread material out to sort it):