Britomart CPO and the City Rail Link with Jenny Chu, October 2017

Regular readers of this irregular journal may remember that sometimes your correspondent organises tours but can’t attend ’em. Unfortunately, I missed the Britomart visit in favour of a crook two-year-old—although luckily she was well enough to come down to town with me and hand over the hard hats to the site visitors.

Thanks to the great kindness of Matt Goodall, I have a few pictures from the tour to share with you all. My apologies for the delay in getting these on the web.

This brief post will (hopefully) serve as something of a placeholder. It has been suggested that we might be in with a shot of going back in 2018—which will no doubt be welcome news to the sixty-odd people who signed up but didn’t get a spot.

Those of you who are interested in following the project may also enjoy seeing an animation of the proposed work and the well-illustrated work-in-progress blog.

Many thanks to Jenny Chu and John Fellows of the City Rail Link for their kind hosting and for giving generously of their time.

CPO, general view of the interior. Sandrine le Drilling Machine lurking in the background. Note wrapped columns and protected ceiling. Image courtesy of Matt Goodall, all rights reserved.
Detail of column base. Image courtesy of Matt Goodall, all rights reserved.
Drilling operations. Image courtesy of Matt Goodall, all rights reserved.
Backfilling trench. Image courtesy of Matt Goodall, all rights reserved.