The damage caused to materials such as carpet, drywall and insulation at the Central Branch during the mid-August heavy rains has resulted in a delay to the project. . This delay is disappointing for everyone, but is necessary to make sure that wet materials are properly dried or replaced in order to prevent mould growth. Intially thought to be a month, it is taking longer than expected to complete the remediation work.
Work continues on other areas of the building as the flood remediation happens, with final roofing work and the last stages of brick painting completing the work on the Johnson Street building facade shortly. Exterior work will then focus on completing the new stair, ramp and covered walkway. Inside, work is continuing with flooring, painting and hanging ceiling tiles.