This week we have been preparing for the completion of the first phase of the project to be handed back ready for opening on 17 March.
The gift shop has seen the oak flooring be installed and we have switched the underfloor heating on now, so it will be rather toasty in there!
All the different trades people have been working together to prepare the gift shop and surrounding areas, so the electricians have installing the new lighting and till. The function of the automatic doors has been improved. The painters have been decorating and the carpenters and ironmongers installing their pieces of the shop jigsaw puzzle.
This week has seen several changes in the castle. In the centre of the building the ceilings have had metal casing installed which has now been packed with insulation following on from the cabling that has been run for the fire safety system.
The floors in the furthest area of the Penleaze wing have also been laid ready for the next stage of the works.
The site was a real hive of activity this week so we look forward to bringing you next weeks updates!