Synergy News & Blog: Bath Office
Bath Abbey Footprint Project Striding Ahead
After challenges and delays accompanying phase one, the second phase of works inside the Abbey is advancing well with the re-laying of the ledger stones in the North Transept now underway.
Ledger Stones now being re-laid in the North Transept
Throughout this multifaceted project the contractor and design team has successfully managed many complex construction activities including excavations and the temporary underpinning of the organ loft to enable installation of permanent steel beams and the temporary propping of the Montagu Tomb.
This latest phase is expected to be completed and handed over to the client early 2020. In this phase the formation level was lifted by 100mm with no exceptional archaeology discovered.
Deposits found in the West end of the Nave:
1. Under the hoarding are layers of rubble and mortar associated with the building of the present Abbey.
2. Blue shovel is leaning against part of a Norman pier base.
3. Grey stone structure within the trench is an 1860s foundation for an internal porch or screen built by Gilbert Scott.
New Song School corridor under construction.
Bath Abbey’s Footprint Project is not limited to works within the Abbey itself, but also includes a number of adjacent buildings and vaults. Works to the underground corridor which will connect the new Choir Practice Room and vaulted Learning Space is progressing well.
Synergy are providing Project Management and Quantity Surveying services for the Footprint Project.