Post — 29 Aug 2017

Lots of activity on site at Castle Mill Works

Since our last post, just two weeks ago, work is going full steam ahead with
significant changes to the internal building.
 
The stairwell close to the Dundee Street side of the building has completely gone
and work is about to start putting in the new one.

The floor levels in the lower ground level of the building have been reduced in
preparation for the new structural floor.

The walls in the lower ground level have been removed and the floor is now being
propped up until the new steel comes in next month.

The largest section of the Upper Ground floor is currently getting the new steelwork
fitted in preparation for its structural floor.

The smaller section of the Upper Ground floor has had the flooring taken away and
will soon receive its structural floor.

 
The aim of the build so far has been to leave an almost empty shell and we are
already starting to see how the building will take shape. Work can now move on to
the next stage of rebuilding the inside whilst preserving its unique and beautiful
features.

“Looking round the site today work progresses at an astonishing rate, the complexity
of the restoration works programme is impressive with the removal of floors and
most of the roof. They are currently working on the restoration of the brickwork with
cleaning, re-pointing with an original lime mortar mix and re-use of reclaimed brick
where there are bricks missing. A great deal of effort is being given to every square
meter.”

- Sarah Price, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Printmakers, who visited the site this
week. 

 

Over the next month, we will see the new flooring start to come together and the final
dynamics of the space will become more visible. We will also be working on the roof
and the cafe.

Whilst work has started, we still need to raise more money to complete the project
and turn Castle Mill Works into a world-class centre for printmaking and creative
industries, opening to the public in 2019.

Find out how you can help support this exciting project