To: Local Residents and businesses in the vicinity of Ashford Square, Leaf Road, Susans Road, Councillor Wallis, and Eastbourne Planning
Re: Replacement Mosque Project at 40a Ashford Square – Building Progress Update
Work on our new Mosque has progressed well since our last update.
With the beam and block floor completed in November, block work internal and external walls have now reached the height of the first floor and will continue up to the main second floor roof level during February. The scaffold for the external walls is currently being put in place by Austins Cradles, the scaffold sub-contractor.
The ground floor internal steel columns are currently being erected ready for the steel beams, which will support the first floor joints. The first floor itself is planned to be completed by mid-March.
Following completion of the first floor, the carpenters will then start to place the second floor roof joists. The second floor roof itself is planned to be completed by the end of April. During this period, the main windows will also be installed, which together with the roof, will achieve a water-tight building.
At that stage, the majority of the building work becomes internal except for the application of the external render.
E & S Builders continue to have two site workers available to keep traffic flowing in Ashford Square at delivery times and to regularly clean the road.
Site operations will continue to be relatively quiet until completion of the project later this year.
East Sussex Building Control are still visiting the site to ensure compliance with building regulations and Eastbourne Borough Council are kept up to date with progress on site.
Site working hours continue to be 07:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
On Saturdays, working hours will be 07:30am until 2:00pm. There will be no Sunday works.
We thank Eastbourne’s community for its continued support.