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Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
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Derby4



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the images shown in Tigger's link it looks like a final concrete pour is due to in effect create the floor level of the entire building.

What is impressive is the sheer size of the footprint, well illustrated in those images.

May this dry weather continue for a little longer!

Tigger, do you happen to know how long the concrete base has to be left to thoroughly dry before brickwork can start? Perhaps ask one of those helpful chaps on-site!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tigger wrote:
A lot of concrete has been poured...

https://svrbridgnorth.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/a-lot-of-concrete-2/

Four test walls have been built and the chosen brick has been decided.

The Bridgnorth Journal today reports that
"A milestone has now been reached as foundations are nearing completion and construction above ground can now begin.
The SVR is now looking to bring together veteran railway workers to help lay the very first bricks of the new station refreshment room, a key element of the project, on 3 May.
A search has been launched to find those who worked on the former Severn Valley line, which was completed in 1862 and ran between Hartlebury and Shrewsbury for more than 100 years before it was closed in a national rail rationalisation programme.
'We would love to invite those who worked on the Severn Valley line before its closure in the mid-1960s to join us in our journey to build on its future for generations to come."


Added to SVRLive - thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Bond reports that the final concrete pour will take place early next week.

It does appear a little perplexing that given several weeks of dry weather the contractors didn't manage to complete the concrete work this week, as we enter a period of changeable weather next week with some rain and cold night-time temperatures.

Update at 27th April : Images show all the concrete base is now poured.

Onwards and upwards ! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think BBC1 Midlands news will give this a mention at about 13.30 today
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC Midlands Today lunchtime news currently available on BBC Iplayer, report starts at 4 minutes in, and includes interviews with Keith Beddoes and Nick Paul.
Excellent publicity.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't got a TV licence. They should have put this on Facebook where anyone can see it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The teatime Midlands Today report was slightly different to the lunchtime one, and featured an on-train interview with a Gent involved at the point where demolition contractors were about to start.

I've had a search around to find where there are images of yesterday's events, but as of now there don't appear to be any posted on the SVR official website or their Facebook pages.

Off-topic, but I notice that on the main SVR website the Hampton Loade miniature railway is now 2 foot gauge and run with Quarry Hunslets ! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
The teatime Midlands Today report was slightly different to the lunchtime one, and featured an on-train interview with a Gent involved at the point where demolition contractors were about to start.
The gent was Phil Coutanche, who at the time lived in the station house at Linley, the first station north from Bridgnorth. He was a signalman on the SVR for many years, and in fact several members of his family were [and still are] involved with the SVR.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:

I've had a search around to find where there are images of yesterday's events, but as of now there don't appear to be any posted on the SVR official website or their Facebook pages.


I have received nothing to publish on SVRLive either

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The words "light" and "bushel" come to mind, Patrick.

I would have thought that the bricklaying ceremony would have warranted a post on the SVR facebook page, (last entry 25th April) or on the "latest news" page of the SVR website.

Maybe "Marketing" feel that the excellent regional TV coverage was sufficient.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Live bricklaying posted on Severn Valley Railway Official Facebook Page at 11.47 on 3rd May.
https://www.facebook.com/svrofficial/videos/1348396998571332/?pnref=story

Also shared on the Unofficial page at 11.54 the same day.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2360466988/permalink/10154560228641989/

"Workers lay first bricks for Severn Valley Railway's development in Bridgnorth - with PICTURES" on The Shropshire Star, although I can only see one picture.
https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/bridgnorth-entertainment/2017/05/04/workers-lay-first-bricks-for-severn-valley-railways-development-in-bridgnorth---with-pictures/#lxD1wK4LwGLwOIJU.01
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update from Chris Bond received and added today on SVRLive.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6th July 2017





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Share issue now at 1.4 million, as per the Registrars yesterday.
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