After a summer break which gave the bats time and space to raise their young the last couple of weeks has seen the contractors moving back on site.
Local residents were alerted to this by signs of road closure on Swineherd Lane. Chatting to a couple of workmen this was for the creation of passing places, which have now been done.
Here’s one alongside the walled garden near the hall.
Talking of the garden this has been the focus of the initial work as the following pictures indicate:
As with the bricks from the previously demolished boundary wall the best ones are being saved. It will be interesting to see whether these will be used in the build at some point in the future.
Quite coincidentally I met the McAlpine site manager when I was walking down by the site who told me this will be his place of work for the next two years! ‘What a great job’ I said – his beaming smile told me agreed.