The lower level footings have now been poured. Next week the walls of the lower level will be poured as well as the upper level floor and the connecting link to the heritage church building. All of this will happen before the Christmas break which will set the stage for the start of building framing the first week of January. Then the new building will begin to take shape! Merry Christmas to the Demik folks and to all of you!
The church is in its final resting place. Once the grout dries, the beams can be removed. (Dec 7)
McCulloch has removed all of their equipment including the dollies, the jacks, and the beams. They are finished their work. The footings for the Community Centre floor have been formed.(Dec 10)
We are now beginning the construction of our new St Luke Community Centre. We have one big great hole in the ground. Soon, Demik will be setting up the forms in the hole to pour the concrete for the foundation for the lower level and the floor for the upper level. Following that, they will begin to build the frame for the new building. During this process, the McCulloch Moving Company will place the Sanctuary on its new foundation by lowering the jacks a few inches, the equipment will be removed, the basement will be cleared of material, and the rear foundation wall will be poured.
Also, we are getting information and cost estimates for lifts and kitchen equipment and working with community partners and neighbours to determine how our new building will be used for children, youth, seniors, and others. We are continuing our process of determining needs in our community and how we can work together with others to meet those needs.
The church was moved on Monday, November 25 and is positioned above the foundation. The next step is to connect it to the foundation.
This week we now have the three walls and floor of the new Sanctuary basement poured. The basement is now filled with material to facilitate the final movement of the sanctuary onto the new foundation walls. Before the end of the week, the building will be ready to move and by Monday, it will be in place. The sanitary waste removal pipes for the Sacristy and a roughed-in washroom are in place in this basement.
The Sanctuary will be moved into its final and permanent location. The building moving equipment will be removed from the site. The basement will be emptied of the material used to transport and support the building. The south wall and the ramp way will be poured completing the Sanctuary basement/foundation.
St. Luke's new home is nearly ready. The footings have been poured for the new basement/foundation for the worship space. Next the floor, the walls and the support columns will be poured, then the basement will be mostly filled with sand/gravel and packed. The church building will be rolled into the basement and placed on the wall. This should all be completed by next week.
Moving Day Video
St. Luke's is almost at it's new home. The excavation and foundation will be completed and the building will be moved forward slightly onto it's new foundation.
The new date for moving has been scheduled for Friday, October 30th at 9am.
The moving of the Church was to happen on Wednesday October 28th at 9am, however due to extreme weather, the move was cancelled.
Please stay tuned for a new date and time for the moving of the church.
Our Building Project
St. Luke's Anglican church, a landmark at Hwy #5 at Palermo, was built in 1845 by William Peacock. Our development project will see the moving of the existing heritage Church building to a different location on the site with a brand new foundation. A new Parish Community Centre will be connected to the church providing much needed space for new programs and community events.