Worshipful Company of Carmen

St Dunstan's Heritage Trust

View Build Progress

Work halted

27 March 2020

Due to the circumstances work on site has stopped.

the hole to void

12 March 2020

Blessing has been done and we are closing the hole to void which was open for about two years.

The Clerks' new home

1 March 2020

The top floor will include the Clerks’ new home, and extra space is available for hot desking and a learning centre.


1 February 2020

It’s not long before this room will be educating the young and not so young in all things transport.

mains services connections

5 September 2019

New mains services connections are being installed in the courtyard - further discoveries had been made. Holes are carefully being drilled through the existing structures.

Major roof works finished

9 August 2019

The major roof works have now been completed, and scaffolding removed, so the building is now completely weatherproof, and this essential stage of the repair and restoration of the Old School is now concluded.


11 June 2019

That looks brighter, the external walls to Hen and Chicken Court have been cleaned, prepared, and now redecorated.
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31 May 2019

Excavations beneath the lift shaft site have revealed an unknown vault and multiple bones.
The shaft structure was revised, and it is in place, with the lift car installed.

The roof works

22 May 2019

The roof works progressed despite unexpected faults necessitating extra repairs.
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old burial vaults

14 May 2019

As we excavate the churchyard, remains of old burial vaults from the previous church appeared. Delays whilst the archaeologists record the finds and then careful backfilling to preserve them for future generations.

The new prefabricated lift

18 April 2019

The new prefabricated lift shaft is being installed as self-supporting steel structure brought in from Spain.
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The new lift shaft

12 April 2019

The new lift shaft openings are being installed through the existing floors.

The lift base

13 March 2019

The lift base concrete is cast and the structural timber repairs to the roof are nearly complete enabling the new lead and slates to be installed.
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Works are under way

4 December 2018

Works are now under way with the scaffolding and temporary roof in place to keep everything dry whilst the roof is stripped, repaired and recovered.
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The building is yours – bought and paid for.
Much work has been done, but there’s more to be done.
Please help make the vision a reality - for all Carmen and for those in need.