Wednesday, 21 April 2010

postheadericon Perfect Pit Preparation

The Pit is dug! 39 lorry loads later we have a Pit, and it looks enormous. Next up - the concrete floor, retaining slabs and the stairs.

The windows overlooking the Centre from the upstairs viewing gallery are in as well.
Thursday, 15 April 2010

postheadericon Pit Progress

Progress has been good in the Unit these last few days. The concrete floor has been broken up and the serious digging of the Pit has started. Meanwhile, Pete the Builder is rushing to get as much done as possible before he heads off to Nepal in a couple of weeks. The electrics and plumbing are well underway, as are the changing rooms, the office and the cafe kitchen.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010

postheadericon Meanwhile in the Beacon workshop...

Just to prove it isn't all about just ripping things apart at this stage here is a photo of a section of new climbing wall currently being put together in the workshop. The 'Wave' is a style of bouldering wall unique to the Beacon and this is the biggest we've built so far. The Wave along with a truly enormous boulder will form the centrepieces of the main bouldering area.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

postheadericon Digging The Pit

The JCBs turned up yesterday and started breaking through the floor slab ready for excavation of the pit. In the meantime, the builders have knocked holes in the walls for the first floor viewing gallery, and are getting on well with the kitchen and changing rooms.
Friday, 2 April 2010

postheadericon Finally getting started

Welcome to the Big Rock Climbing Centre blog which will keep you updated of progress over the coming months.

The last few weeks have been pretty hectic with solicitors doing their stuff and putting the final touches to the lease. We now have a building and have wasted no time getting the builders in, as well as dropping off a modular climbing wall used at The NEC Outdoor Show which has now found a new home. Look out for some images of the proposed climbing walls which are now well under way in the Beacon workshop.