What a difference a fortnight makes – the western elevation
of the power hall with the fan cages removed – this will be the long distance
view of Houlton School from the west down one of the 60m wide ecology corridors
that criss-cross Houlton, for the benefit of great crested newts - and future
In the link block, which is to be demolished to create the
School’s main entrance and courtyards, pre-demolition neatly cuts isolate the
walls to be demolished from those to be retained.
main Power Hall interior, with equipment cleared except the 1960’s engine’s
exhausts, awaiting removal of the internal walls and engine bases. The future
assembly hall and dining halls will fit into this space, with all the windows
restored and retained structure, equipment and fittings visible.
In the coil room, the upper part of the Transmission Block,
the plinths and timber struts that once supported the tuning coil (now in the
Science Museum) are being removed, and the last items of the old radio
equipment are being removed.