Progress with the Renovation - Update for the 14th June
AN UPDATE FROM OUR PROJECT MANAGER
Hello another week has flown by so quickly and we have been making some great progress. The Volunteer Day has given us a great platform to move forward from.
The plumbers and electricians have been busy undertaking the remainder of the first fixing works to the bar areas.
The school room is still work in progress and it is taking time as we have so much old timber to fill and prep but we are getting there.
I went to see the Fire Brigade a few weeks ago to ask if they could kindly assist in taking the old Swan pub sign down for us. It was too dangerous for us to work from a ladder and a tower scaffold or cherry picker would have cost too much and would block the road.
They came along on Tuesday evening to do this for us. So it is a huge thank you to Chris, Mark, Craig and the team at Station 20 Red watch for helping us and being part of The Swan Community.
We will adding the lads to our Swan Heroes page very soon.
Our husband and wife team Gerry & Alan have done some amazing work to the exposed brickwork in the bar. We are going to look so trendy!
I have been busy with Matt our new manager choosing all the pub equipment including a cocktail station! We are also going to have a rather nice coffee barista machine. As you can see, he can't wait to welcome you to The Swan in a few weeks time.
I have ordered some nice birch wood timber for the new sign and this will be taken to our artist on Wednesday who will start work on creating our new sign incorporating the new logo (which is top secret).
We are still working on the bar cellar getting it ready for all the specialist equipment needed and we are damp sealing it at the moment.
Marilyn (site project manager)
The fire brigade arrive
Getting ready to take the sign down
Fireman bring the old sign into the cradle
Starting to lay heating to gents toilet
Tanking Tony tanking the cellar
Gerry who helped point the walls
Fire engine on its hydraulic legs
Fire engine in operation
Cradle being lowered
Fireman controlling ladder
Heating pipework outide ladies toilet
Tanking Tony enjoying the cellar
Putting up the Acrows
A carefully parked fire engine
At the back of the bar
Matt our new general manager
A feature wall in the bar
Painting the school room
John working in the school room