19. May 2011 · Comments Off on Phase 1 of Construction is Complete! · Categories: Construction Update

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.

02. May 2011 · Comments Off on Foundation for the Future · Categories: Construction Update

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May 2, 2011

London, ON – The basement has been excavated and the concrete foundation poured. Twin beams and steel columns have been installed in preparation for the house to be lowered on the foundation.  Moving day is Tuesday, May 3rd. Throughout the day tomorrow, the house will be slid forward and then carefully lifted to be placed back to its original position.

The new basement will increase the usable space of the RAB to 4200 square feet. Once the building is back in place, construction work will begin to restore and renovate the exterior envelope of the house. Paul Hubert, Executive Director of Pathways Skill Development and Placement Centre, is pleased with the progress. “We are ahead of schedule, bringing us closer to completing the first phase of construction. The community interest has been outstanding. There is much work ahead.”

The campaign goal to fund the project is $250,000 with support from corporations, foundations and individual donors. Fundraising efforts will continue over the next several months to ensure completion of the project.