Addlestone Improvement Update

While most of the construction is complete, there are some repairs and finishing touches remaining.

  • A crew is continuing to repair damaged cork.
  • We’re waiting for some lights to be installed in room 360 and Special Collections reading room.
  • The metal shelves for the center section on the third floor will be installed by mid October. And of course, the shelving folks are installing the mobile units in the B space (expected completion by Sept. 5) and will adjust the shelving in the SCHS vault and the Cof C vault by mid October.
  • We are also expecting a small furniture delivery and the permanent signs for the interior of the building.
  • We are working with CBI to reconfigure some of the Special Collections work areas to accommodate SCHS staff who will be moving in mid December.
  • The SCHS moves majority of their collections in mid-December

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Addlestone Improvement Update: Two Week Look Ahead

The final push is on.
Here’s the schedule for the next 2 weeks, there will be changes and adjustments, but this is the plan. Thanks everyone!

The book movers are working on the second and third floors and will be done by Aug 16, at the latest.

Thursday, Aug 7
Contractor is cleaning third floor
Charleston Woodworks assembles tables on the second floor

Friday, Aug 8
Contractor finishes cleaning third floor
Charleston Woodworks assembles tables on the second floor
Furniture delivery of 150 Aeron chairs and 12 tables – first floor – underneath room 227

Monday, Aug 11
Charleston Woodworks assembles tables for third floor
Move Special Collections books to C space

Tuesday, Aug 12
Charleston Woodworks assembles tables for third floor
Move Special Collections books to C space, if needed

Thursday, Aug 14
Final punch list with the contractor
Move flat files from SC to C space
Reposition existing furniture on all three floors

Friday, Aug 15
Move flat files from SC to C space
Reposition existing furniture on all three floors

Monday, Aug 18
Patterson Pope starts construction on B space shelving
Library reopens!

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Addlestone Improvements Updated

Lots of activity in the biuilding today.
Painters are working on the ceilings – starting with the first floor.
Charleston Woodworks is moving dozens of table bases to the first floor. As soon as books are on the shelves, the woodworkers will move the tables to the second and third floors, assemble and locate over the power boxes
Starbucks is storing lots of supplies near the circulation desk until Monday when their new employees will move the supplies into Starbucks cabinets and start their training program.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Addlestone Improvements Update

Second floor shelving is installed and third floor shelving is also on track too – thanks to planning, coordination and labor of a whole lot of people.

July 31 -Charleston Woodworks will start delivering table bases and storing them near information desk on the first floor. As soon as books are on the shelves on each floor, they will move bases to the appropriate floor and assemble them. For the public spaces, we are getting 40 new tables that will be connected to electrical floor boxes and refurbishing 36 additional tables so they can be connected to the floor boxes. In addition, Special Collections will be outfitted with 8 tables that will be connected to floor boxes.

July 31- Aug 1 – Tech services staff are moving back

July 31-Aug 1 – The contractor is doing major cleanup on the second floor.

August 4 – Movers start shelving on the second floor.

Aug. 8 – Delivery to the first floor of 150 Aeron chairs for public spaces and 12 tables for Room 360 (the new multipurpose room). After books are on the shelves, movers will put the furniture in place.

Starbucks will be opening Aug 18 and their regular hours will be:

Monday-Thursday – 7:30 am – midnight
Friday – 7:30 am -6 pm
Saturday – 10:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am – midnight

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Addlestone Improvements Update

Lots of green lights (indicating the shelves can move) on the second floor and the crew is on track to complete their work by the end of next week. Then, the shelves get cleaned, the rails are vacuumed, the floors are thoroughly cleaned and the movers return on August 4.

The last truckload of shelving arrives on July 30, so the scaffolding will come down and the windows will be reinstalled shortly thereafter.

The third floor shelving schedule is still on track for 8/11 completion in the public areas.

Starbucks furniture and cabinets have arrived and the outdoor furniture and umbrellas are set up and already in use!

Some of the book cases in Special Collections have been installed and the remaining bookcases will  be installed tomorrow.  The old service desk has been removed and the new one should arrive in several weeks. The second major furniture delivery arrives on Aug. 8 and will be stored in a corner of the computer lab until books are back on the shelves. We will then move furniture (existing and new) into place.

There are a myriad of details and lots of sequencing to be considered. But the various crews are making excellent progress.

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Addlestone Improvements Update

Adding custom booksheves for Special Collections
Adding custom booksheves for Special-Collections.

New wall for bookcases in  Special Collections
New wall for bookcases in Special Collections.

New location for the Audubon cases
New location for the Audubon cases.

One of the two exhibit walls on the third floor
One of the two exhibit walls on the third floor.

The second exhibit wall on the third floor
The second exhibit wall on the third floor.

Room 360 - the new multifuctional room
Room 360, the new multifuctional room.

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