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.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Let's Break In - photo report

The day at the Spires begins at 10am with a litter picking session, the kids get involved and it becomes a competitive activity. This is followed by the chalks being rolled out and the hexagon we layout is soon decorated by drawings of rockets, smiling people and sunshine.

The van returns and we all muck in to unload the first of many block paviers.

A drink and cake break is definitely needed as the pile continues to grow.

Alistair gets to work marking out the area for the new pedestrian entrance to the site.

The lawnmower comes with its own set of problems, but eventually Gooch has the grass tamed.

The last of the 1617 blocks are stored successfully.

Team photo at the end of the Let's Break In event, a brilliant but exhausting start to site works.

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