Friday, 16 October 2015

Boathouse update - the slipway has started

Lots of things have been happening since the crane arrived on site.
 The first of the precast concrete slipway piers has been lowered into position. Each one weighs over 5 tons!
 These will stack up to form pier 2, the top of pier 1 is just in shot bottom left.
 The block work is up to first floor for most of the building.
 The pit for the water tanks for boat washdown and slipway lubrication has been cast.
This is the view looking back towards the changing room and the ILB boathall. The angling club is taking shape on the far right.
These precast steps will take the crew and visitors up to the first floor eventually. They were one of the first jobs for the crane.

Expect more progress next week!