Restoration and renewal phase 2a work begins on 16 April
Date Posted: Thursday 12 April 2012
Restoration work on the Calvary stairs begins on 16 April, but there will be restricted access to the church and hall.
Restoration and renewal phase 2 work is being carried out in two stages, so that we are able to guarantee full access to all parts of the building during the Edinburgh Festival period.
Phase 2a commences on 16 April, and will primarily comprise desoiling of the stone floors and walls in the Jeffrey Street entrance lobby and Calvary stair. During this time the Della Robbia style relief of the Virgin and Child will be demounted for restoration and return during stage 2. This stage is expected to be completed by 11 May.
During this time there will be no access to the church level via the Jeffrey Street entrance and Calvary stair. The church will remain open, but all access must be made via Carrubbers Close. We regret that we are unable to provide stairclimbing facilities during this time.
We shall endeavour with the contractor to provide as much access as possible to the church hall during this period. However, access from church to hall and vice versa will only be possible via Carrubbers Close.
Phase 2b will comprise the remainder of the planned work – new lighting and doors (both in the Calvary stair and externally); new notice boards; and new external paving. This part of the work will commence at the end of August and run into mid-October.
We are grateful to everyone for their understanding during this period, and for their assistance in following the above guidelines.