Project 18Ormond Updates
Work has continued apace during July with the digging out of the basement floor to gain additional headroom. The majority of the existing floor level in the basement was made of non-original layers that had been added since the building was largely rebuilt in 1843. Remarkably, trill puits revealed that the masonry walls extended at least one metre below the 20th-century concrete screed, likely extending back to the first building on the site in the 1680s.
To the upper floors,
Opening-up works have begun at 18 Ormond Quay in advance of major structural works starting in June.
This allows for the structural condition of elements such as floor joists, plaster ceilings and the roof structure to be assessed and to help inform the wider structural design strategy for the building ...