Blogging a building (16)

The building work is gathering pace with much activity taking place particularly inside the building.

The new windows along the front of the building have been reinstated. (The view on the left was taken from the site manager’s office.)

The windows make a dramatic change to the light inside the advice hub.

There have been other dramatic changes too.

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This is the view from the old entrance/reception area looking down to the front of the building. 
Beyond the new wall at the end will be the new reception and refreshment area.
To the left is the new project work space.

 

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This view is from inside the new project work space looking towards the secure research room.
There will be sliding glass doors between these two areas.

 

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This is the view looking from the new reception area. To the left will be the new entrance and to the right will be the refreshment area. The reception desk will be placed in front of the opening on the right which will lead to a small staff office. The opening to the left will lead into the research room.

 

Outside has been developing too.

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The strong room walls are growing.

We know time will fly by and it won’t be long before we are back in the building enjoying the beautiful new space.   The plan is for both the Archives service and the Gloucestershire Family History Centre to close from Thursday 1 March to allow for the move back into the main building and strip out the Frith Centre ready for demolition.

We plan to re-open on Tuesday 13 March, 2018 and look forward to welcoming you.  Phase 2 of the building work begins in early March and is due to be completed in July 2018.

 

Kim Kenny, For the Record Project Officer

 

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