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Building Project
25/06/2019

Building Project: What’s in a name?

Building Project: What's in a name?

We’ve been discussing for some time what to name our new church and community building. Having whittled it down to a shortlist, the church meeting decided this week that the name of the new building will be “The King’s Barn – home of Peebles Baptist Church”. So why the King’s Barn? It’s on our land, [ more… ]

20/02/2019

Building Project: Strong Foundations

Building Project: Strong Foundations

Now that the piles are in place, the pre-cast concrete foundation slabs can be installed. Van Elle’s team have been back to swing these monster blocks into place.

01/02/2019

Building Project: Peebleshire News, Feb 1st 2019

Building Project: Peebleshire News, Feb 1st 2019

The following article appeared in the Peeblesshire News on February 1st. The original can be viewed here. BUILDING work has begun on the new home of Peebles Baptist Church. Construction began on the site at the edge of Victoria Park at the beginning of January. Work was kicked off by volunteers from the church who [ more… ]

29/01/2019

Building Project: Painful Piles

Building Project: Painful Piles

Onlookers might have been forgiven for thinking we were drilling for oil on our land, but in fact this was a crucial part of the new building – hammering steel piles deep into the ground to strengthen the foundations. Our land at the edge of Victoria Park was originally a curling pond. Back in the [ more… ]

22/01/2019

Building Project: Brrr…

Building Project: Brrr...

No work was scheduled for the building site this week – which was just as well, as Peebles went white for a few days.

19/01/2019

Building Project: Groundworks begin

Building Project: Groundworks begin

Our stage 1 building warrant has now been issued, just in time for the groundworks to begin! Graham Irvine’s team have been “scraping” the site, and the piling mat has been put down – effectively a layer of hardcore to take the weight of the piling machines. Additionally, the lamp post at the entrance to [ more… ]

05/01/2019

Building Project: The site is ready!

Building Project: The site is ready!

Under the direction of Gordon our Project Manager, a group of excited volunteers from the church erected the security fencing around the site today. Once done, we gathered on site to pray and dedicate the project to God. This is something that people have been waiting for and praying about for 30 years!

01/11/2018

Building Project: Planning Permission is in!

Building Project: Planning Permission is in!

After a lot more back and forwards debate than we’d anticipated, we thank God that planning permission has now finally been granted for the building! The changes that have been agreed include a clerestory window (a long, thin window all the way along the top of the roof) and some panelling in front of the [ more… ]

12/06/2018

Building Project: Planning Statement

Building Project: Planning Statement

The planning statement written by our architect Ranald Boydell can be downloaded here: peebles baptist church – planning statement 31.05.18-1 This gives much more background about the proposal, the land, and the rationale behind the design.   Our application for planning permission for the new King’s Meadow Facility is now in, and can be viewed [ more… ]

30/05/2018

Building Project: A Barn on Stilts?

Building Project: A Barn on Stilts?

We have been working with our architect (Ranald Boydell, from Galashiels) to come up with a design for a building that is long-lasting and fit for purpose, but that is also more cost-effective and quick to build than traditional brick or stone buildings. The structure we’re working with is a metal-framed commercial building (put simply, [ more… ]

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