By Joshua Robinson –
At the beginning of December was an update on the new dementia daycare building in Mirfield.
The latest updates have been:
- The plant equipment has been lifted into its final position on the roof of the building.
- Contractors have started screeding the floors and have now completed the trenches to take services up to and into the new building.
- Drainage is being installed in the courtyard before the paths and planters are created.
- Work has also started on installing the curb for the main access road.
- As the scaffolding is removed, the curtain walling (glazing) is being worked on.
- Work on the mechanical and electrical installation and drylining has progressed, and contractors are due to start work on the plastering.
- Work on the roof has finished which means the scaffolding can be removed.
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What is Next?
Contractors will complete the screeding works and install the underfloor heating in some areas.
External doors will be fitted and the main utilities to the building will be connected. Plastering the internal walls and ceilings will continue.
The second fix mechanical and electrical installation will be starting soon. Second fix is everything that takes place after the plastering is finished. It includes connecting the fixings, such as toilets and basins, and fixing the electrical features to the cables.
Tilbury Douglas, the company working on the project, is committed to bringing additional benefits to local the communities they work in. Throughout the Knowl Park House project their team has engaged with local schools, colleges, and community groups. Their activities so far include:
- £2,000 donation to Reach Academy to help develop its new construction workshop for students.
- Volunteering at Happy Memories dementia café.
- Volunteering with Mirfield in Bloom to help paint the Hopton New Road Bridge.
- Keeping the area surrounding the site tidy and creating pedestrian access into Knowl Park from Crowlees Road.
- Attendance at local careers events and hosted student visits on site.
- Participated in Open Doors 2023, allowing people to visit the site and find out more about the project.
- Hosted work experience placements for local students and created new employment for local people.