Over the weekend of 5th./6th. July, the usual suspects carried on the
work outstanding from the Working Week, finishing off Ladies' Showers
and the washdown area.
Allan and Vince needed to trim down the fence panels before they
would fit properly.
The floor grouting was completed, one or two leaks fixed and general
finishing jobs done before the showers could be out into action.
The project was initiated back in the Working Week of May 2007 when the
rotten ceiling and window were replaced. At this stage it was discovered
that the old chimney was supported on just a few second-hand floorboard
sections and that structural modifications were needed before things could
proceed. Strengthening work was carried out in December 2007 while ladies
struggled on showering in conditions even more sordid than before.
Ladies' Showers was finally decommissioned on 21st. March 2008 and was
sorely missed by absolutely nobody. The room was gutted over Easter and
the walls and floor rendered and the ceiling plastered in time for the
Working Week in May.
The majority of the work had been carried out by the end of the Working
Week but a few jobs including the cubicle doors and grouting the floor
ran over schedule. Many people were involved at various stages along the
way and some of them put in a great deal of work to help make it all happen.
Despite a few problems along the way, the project was completed just five
weeks late and on budget.