July 2007 - construction

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Thursday 26th July

 

 

Terracing for the middle tier

 

 

Terracing for the lower tier also progressing

 

 

The lower retaining wall

 

Wednesday 18th July

 

 

The east and west ends of the top retaining wall are now being extended into the soil bank

and brought up to the level of the northern face of the wall

 

 

The seating for the middle tier of courts is progressing well, the foundations have been started

on the seating for the bottom tier

 

 

The lower retaining wall is now approx 1m high

 

Friday 13th July

 

The lower wall is now well underway

 

The west end of the lower wall with the drainage already in place

 

 

The lower wall and the beginnings of the terraced seating for the middle three courts

 

 

 

Wednesday 11th July

 

 

Work has stopped on the top retaining wall while the plans for the ring-beam are finalised.

Work will focus on the lower wall

 

Concrete foundations have been poured for the return on the eastern end of the top wall

 

The hole dug for the sump at the western end of the top retaining wall

is now used for the permanent drainage system

 

The porous pipe on the left runs behind the retaining wall,

other pipes will feed into the drain from the south (above)

and in turn will drain down the slope to the north

 

The first course of blocks has been laid for the lower retaining wall,

with the porous black teram laid on top of the first layer of soil. 

The layers of geo-grid, soil, shingle and limestone will be compacted

with each course of blocks that is laid

 

 

 

The foundations for the tiered seating which will run along the eastern side of the courts is being dug

 

 

Friday 6th July

 

The top retaining wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sump and drainage pipes have done their job and the excess water is gone

 

 

 

The first course of blocks have been laid at the eastern end of the lower wall. 

The first layer of geo-grid, soil, limestone and shingle has been compacted behind it

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd July

 

Top tier retaining wall looking east

 

A sump has been dug at the west end of the retaining wall to drain the excess water from the top tier;

the water which also collects in the porous pipe that runs the length of the wall is being pumped away.

 

 

The top retaining wall is now 2.5m high

 

The foundations for the lower wall are complete,

but surface water makes it impossible to lay the first course of bricks