Finally, the Red Antiquities Building is back on its new foundation, increasing the usable space from 2800 square feet to 4200 square feet. Much work has been done to get the building to this point.
Since the beginning of the construction project in February, the two chimneys have been removed, the house was raised and stabilized and moved back to allow for the excavation of the basement. The bricks from the old foundation were carefully cleaned and stored to be reused on the façade of the new foundation.
Concrete footings and walls were poured and twin beams, steel beams and columns were installed and then the house was carefully moved back and lowered on the new foundation.
Throughout the summer, Phase 2 will involve removal and restoration of the exterior boards, pouring of the concrete floor, chimney restoration, and installation of sheathing, vapor barrier and sealing of the building envelope. The windows will be refinished and restored.
Pathways Skill Development and Heritage London Foundation are thrilled with the progress. It is thanks to the continuous support from the project volunteers, corporate and individual donors and the JCP employees that this project continues to be a success.