Work this weekend will concentrate on reducing the scaffolding in front of Jessops' window to allow public access to their shop frontage.
On Monday 23 July work is due to start on erecting the semi-permanent hoarding to the front of Cupola House, including the new, reduced line outside Jessops. This will involve removing some of the Traverse paving slabs so they are not damaged. The slabs will be taken to store and re-instated when the scaffolding is removed.
On Tuesdaya specialist team will come in to remove the food and other substances present in the basement. Once this has been cleared, engineers will go down to remove other fixtures and fittings so that propping the basement and ground / first floor can begin.
Debris removal will continue by hand, from the rear in Skinner Street. The bulk of the debris should be cleared by the end of the week.
Skinner street scaffolding and topping out. Once all the debris is out and the necessary licences obtained, scaffolding in Skinner Street will start. This will be at the beginning of 6 August. The scaffolding will extend out into Skinner street in a similar profile to the scaffolding against the façade in the Traverse. Once it starts going up, there will be no vehicular access past it. Pedestrian access will be possible, including access to the fire escapes from the properties fronting onto the Buttermarket.
Once this is up, it will be possible to put a roof over the whole site, making it as weather tight as possible. If it is necessary to use a crane again, the work will be planned outside trading hours.