The first construction days

The weather has been more than kind for the building of the first Jetty project artwork. Five construction maintenance students from Gateshead College have begun work under the direction of Dave Purvis from Mears. This week has mostly been about preparing the site and getting the equipment and aquadyne there.

Perhaps the most strenuous activity was in drawing the circle that will form the base of Cone, a task that Wolfgang assumed with the help of Charles Blackett Ord. The aquadyne has also been delivered, and cleaned up responsibly of course. By the end of week one, the students had taken us up to around 1.5 metres and we await the delivery of scaffold next week to continue the job.