In the spirit of spring, the structure of the new Golden Plough Lodge & Northumberland County Archives and Museum facility has started to bloom with the emergence of above-ground walls and structures, after completing significant progress on foundations and structural work this past winter.
Where are we now?
Many key milestones were achieved over the past month as we completed significant work on foundations — one of the largest and longest phases of the redevelopment project.
This month, we completed the ground floor transfer slab — a large concrete reinforced floor that will transfer load from the floors above to the ground. This process included many long-lasting concrete pours that resulted in 1,150 cubic metres of poured concrete. In addition, over 9,000 concrete structural blocks were placed on site, helping to form the beginnings of an interior structure.
March also marked the start of plumbing work in the basement of the building, as well as the fabrication and delivery of steel that will be used to build the structural bones of the facility later this spring.
Where are we headed next?
This vital and extensive foundation work has provided us with the key elements required to progress to the next stages of construction. The next few months are sure to bring further excitement as the construction site begins to morph into a more realized building with the addition of walls, structural supports and floor slabs.
This spring, we will begin construction of the basement floor slab as well as installation of a pre-cast floor slab on Level 2 of the building. Steel that was previously fabricated and delivered in March will also begin to be erected on-site.
We look forward to watching the building continue to grow and take shape as above-ground work continues this spring and summer.
Take a look at our recent progress
For a bird’s-eye view of construction progress between November to March, view our GPL & NCAM Redevelopment Construction Update video by visiting Northumberland.ca/GPL_NCAM