Sustainable Building Project: work on the roof gets underway

The roof above the '30s corridor' gets some much-needed attention

The roof above the ’30s corridor’ gets some much-needed attention

The first phase of our Sustainable Building Project (SBP) is underway, and we wanted to share our progress. For your delectation, we have condensed several days’ work into under a minute’s worth of footage — from the monumental removal of the tennis net(!) to the scaffolding going up and work on the roof getting started.

The scope of the project is big, touching most parts of the structure, from the roof down to the old Library basement. It will result in significantly reduced energy and maintenance costs, and a dry and better-controlled climate for the Residence and Library.

More updates to follow on our website, Facebook and Twitter as the work continues!

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The project would not have been possible without the generosity of the following trusts and foundations, and we gratefully acknowledge their support:

Foyle Foundation

J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust

The Linbury Trust

The Sackler Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation