The 3rd and 4th floors are taking shape with electrical installations, decorations, doors and skirting all making good progress.
The cleaning and sealing of the roof is also complete.
The programme for Phase 1 has been extended due to the level of external work which has included stonework repairs as well as the planned cleaning of the brickwork and stone façades.
The main contractor, Quinn London – Heritage Division, will aim to make up the delays encountered in Phase 1 during Phases 2 and 3.
The end of Phase 1 will see the new 3rd and 4th floors ready for Institute use and the 2nd and 1st floors vacated ready for fitting-out in Phase 2 from February 2023. The installation of pilings in the courtyard to support the new extension in the courtyard will commence in January 2023.
Decant and Moves
The clearing of the 1st and 2nd floors and re-occupation of the newly refurbished 3rd and 4th floors will commence at the end of January and run through for just over five weeks.
Orientation will move from the Basement to the 3rd floor
Word will move from the 2nd floor to the Basement
Image will move from the 1st floor to various locations on the 4th floor and in the Basement
Action will move from the 1st floor to the 4th floor
Periodicals will remain in storage off-site and inaccessible
The Archive and Photo Collection will remain accessible in nearby Stewart House.
The Secretariat will move from Classroom 2 on the Ground floor to the 3rd floor while the Institute’s Fellows and academic staff will move to the 4th floor.
Classroom 2 will be converted into student study space to replace the rooms on the 2nd floor.
The Warburg website provides details of the relocation of specific class-marks and when elements of the collection will be packed/moved and therefore inaccessible.