Category Archives: building work

Landmark Crane has gone

Landmark Crane has gone
The crane that has became such a landmark on the Abingdon skyline has just been moved from the development on Ock Street.

Iain sent me the news together with some pictures of the crane’s best moments – viewed from his bedroom window.
Landmark Crane has gone
1. Removing the main horizontal arm of the crane (with a mobile crane).
Landmark Crane has gone
2. Hoisting a large cage.
Landmark Crane has gone
I went out to view the development this morning, in the rain, and saw for myself that the crane has gone.
Landmark Crane has gone
The name Albert Lodge is plain to see above the crane-less building.

Ongoing building work in Abingdon

Building
The ex Vauxhall dealership – Bellinger – have almost completed their transformation into Churchill retirement apartments.
Building
Reserving Now signs have replaced Caution – Reversing Vehicles.
Building
The second half of the Fairacres redevelopment has metal cladding and a roof line that looks dead level from the car park side,
Building
and from Nuffield Way.

The old red pillar box has been kept in place during the demolition and building work. It is held up on a plug of concrete until building work is complete.

Fairacres Phase 2 – July update

Fairacres
Construction has continued on Phase 2 of the Fairacres Retail Park. The structure is in place and cladding is being added in July.

The largest unit will be a Lidl – a German international discount supermarket chain who are Big on Quality – Lidl on Price. There are four other units up for grabs.

Traffic roundabouts in Abingdon have gone a bit wild during the Coronavirus pandemic, but one of the many businesses off this particular roundabout (Tesco, Hilton Garden Hotel,  Miele, …. Lidl) could choose to tame this one, and have their sign added for publicity purposes.

Trinity Conduit Centre and Garden

Conduit Centre
Before and during the lockdown there has been work on improvements to the Conduit Centre next to Trinity Church. The hall is used by many community groups, and the intention is to make it more accessible.

Work did stop at times when it was difficult to get materials, but the Conduit entrance hall and toilets are now almost complete.
Conduit Centre
The gardens at Trinity are looked after by volunteers gardeners.