Work has continued to progress well during the last month. The limecrete slab, which forms the base for the underfloor heating, has now cured sufficiently to allow the erection of full internal ‘birdcage’ scaffolding. This has given the contractors complete access to the walls so internal brick remedial work is able to continue and the first glulam beams have been installed – these will provide the supporting structure for the new roof. Brick cleaning is largely complete and remedial work to the bricks on the external facades is progressing well.

The planned drainage works, which will impact access to the FPCC, have been postponed until early January. The layby works await final approvals. The start of work on the new west porch still awaits final approval of the colours of the new bricks.

The final design of the Rose Window was approved by the PCC and a faculty application has been submitted. Feedback from the Diocesan Advisory Committee has so far been very positive.

Further discussions have been held on site to finalise the lighting scheme.

Over the next month the glulam beam installation will be completed and roof carpentry work will start. Repair work to the dome will also commence along with enabling work for the west porch.