Chester Playhouse Rebuild in Progress
While construction began on the Playhouse in the spring of 2022, we really started to see progress as the summer began.
The steel trusses for the roof arrived in early July along with the steel deck giving us a first look at the foundation for the new roof.
More progress in August, with fire-rated gypsum wallboard up on the exterior of both the east and west sides which will then be covered with Roxul insulation and aluminum siding.
The steel roof assembly over the theatre portion is complete except for some vent penetrations.
The balcony floor structure has been decked in, providing a platform to help build the third floor. You can see that the balcony railing for the tech gallery has been partially built.
Work continues into September with more interior work, and additional work on the roof in preparation for final installation.
The building is on course to be weather tight before the snow flies, allowing for work to carry on inside throughout the winter.
New photos from late September. This time we have stairs leading up to the third floor where the Chester Playhouse offices will be located.
We near the end of October and the third floor office space and roof are the center of attention. The LVL (composite wooden) beams for the front section arrived late and Plan-It has started to frame-in the third floor at the front. The wood trusses for the green room at the back are next to arrive. Closing in and being roof-tight should be achieved by the second week in November.
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Keep checking back for more updates and photos as construction continues on your Chester Playhouse.