The Leadership met with Peter Preston (Architect) via Zoom last Friday to review the final specifications for Phase 2. These have been forwarded to the Quantity Surveyor for costing. A planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council for the reinstatement of porch doors and improved disabled access as the chapel is within the Conservation Area. This is the final consent needed in order to start the renovation. Once the final costs have been provided by the Quanitity [Read more...]
The architect, Peter Preston, continues to finalise the detailed drawings of the internal works of the chapel. This work is expected to be completed by the end of October when the quanitity surveyor will then price the scope of works. We are hoping to finalise everything ready for the issuing of the tender documents before the end of the year. Here are the latest detailed drawings of the new baptistry, wall panelling and [Read more...]
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Our architect, Peter Preston (Manifest Design Workshop), has finalised the drawing of Phase 1 which addresses all the external works to remedy the causes of damp, and improve access to the building for those who have difficulty with their mobility. A French drain will be built around the walls of the church, the capacity of the downpipes increased by adding additional downpipes which will be connected to the main drainage via the hall. Additionally, the walls will be repointed with lime mortar [Read more...]
The M&E consultants working on the electrical and heating design have finalised their specification and submitted them to our architect for inclusion in the final specification documents for tendering. There were a few queries around siting of the oil-fired boiler and flue, the routing of cables and pipes to / from the chapel, and the requirements for air extraction, but these have now been resolved. Our architect is now busy producing all the documentation ready for review by the [Read more...]
Our architect is waiting on the final report from the Mechanical and Electrical Engineer on the heating and lighting design recommendations. As soon as they are received, Peter Preston, our architect will update the drawings and prepare the final specifications to us. Meanwhile, we are grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their pledge of £15,000 towards our renovation costs.