Preparation for Site Sunday
- 02 July 2008
This week's activity on site is very much a continuation of existing tasks. John Doyle's work on the concrete elements of the new thrust stage auditorium is gradually working round from the river side of the building to the town side. The concrete walls and cores on the riverside have now reached the level of the old theatre's circle which will be gallery level of the new more compact auditorium. There are areas of concrete floor slab in place. Excavations for the new basement start next week.
There's a good deal of preparation for our open day "Site Sunday" this coming weekend to ensure that visitors can access the site safely and comfortably. We have invited the families of our whole project and construction team in the morning and they will be joined by the RSC's staff, family and friends later. We will be welcoming the public in the afternoon. This is a unique moment in the construction process when the work is not so intense and the site is not too crowded with the apparatus of construction. We will not be able to repeat a day of public access again until the building envelope is completed in well over a year from now.