Plant and contractors start to arrive on site ready for site levelling and excavation. The next few weeks will be crucial in sorting out the ground levels ready for piling and we will start to see some progress and a changed site very shortly.
Kings Crescent is being built within the Strutts Park Conservation Area and within walking distance of the Cathedral Quarter of the town. Close to lots of bars, cafes and restaurants, the development will offer easy access to residents to all that the area has to offer.
Latest work on the train tunnel to collapse the arches and expose the steels. Any voids will be filled with a polymer expanding material securing the roadway to the North of the site.
The original foundation or memorial Stone was laid in 1891 by Clara Clark, the sister of The Reverend Walter Clark, a previous headmaster of the school. It was thought that there was a time capsule buried beneath the stone and we were very careful to dislodge the stone with a view to finding this capsule. However no such item was found much to our and the Old Derbeians disappointment. We hope to find the stone a place in the new building here at Kings Crescent, so as to maintain the history of the site and its memories.