We have been successful in raising the full funding required for Phase 3 of our Here4Huntingdon (H4H) project.
Swift Construction Ltd, who are the main contractors, started work in November 2019 and made rapid progress in setting up their compound, store and office. The site clearance is now completed with the removal of the old sheds, boiler house, toilets, walls and trees, ready for the new foundations to be laid.
As is often the case at the groundworks stage, some unexpected challenges have come to light, which has caused some short delays. These have now been resolved and included an old drainage system from long demolished properties which were on the site, an old cast iron boiler from the 1920s which was unearthed beneath the boiler house, and asbestos lagged pipes attached to the old cast iron boiler.
The foundations and reinforced concrete base slab are now scheduled for completion in February, and the existing exterior wall of the church which will become the interior wall of the new extension is also being cleaned and restored by a specialist stonemason. This wall will become a feature in its own right. We are also taking the opportunity to restore the 2 original commemoration stones laid in 1878 by the mayors of Huntingdon and Godmanchester when the current church was built.
Inside, the new central heating boilers and radiators in the Church have already been installed and are up and running.
There are some photographs on separate pages showing what has been happening since mid-November.
Huntingdon Methodist Church; Here4Huntingdon Project Team.
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