About This Live Project

The Spires is a community building based on the Arbourthorne council estate to the south-east of Sheffield city centre. The building itself is very distinctive, formed by 13 hexagonal pods each rising to an individual apex. A local Christian charity known as the Miracle Trust are using the building to provide a much needed community support network. The hope is to extend the reach of the organisation and its valuable resource to a greater number of people by improving the public face of the building and providing a clearer connection to the community.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Friday Report - 24.10.08

Friday was a very busy day. The council 's fencing contractors arrived early to put in the gate posts for the new entrance to the site. Then the mechanical digger and dumper truck came and put in a hard days graft, digging out the trench for our proposed log wall and skillfully crafting trenches for the new ramp and hexagonal raised platform. This all happens quickly and pretty soon the trenches are complete and ready fo us to tidy and peg out.

We got stuck in with the digging up of tarmac for the grass island infront of the garages, using spades and pick axe to remove the surface.

Miles makes good use of the theodolite to ensure the foundations will be set at the correct level, whilst Tom and Gooch discuss the finer points of tarmac removal.

The day was exhausting and a lot happened, there is now a definite sign of our work on site, you'd be hard pressed not to notice what was going on. Hopefully the following days will continue in this positive vein and we'll have some real progress on site at the Spires.

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