Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Greeting from the Project Manager

My name is Trevor Dean and I am a Senior Project Manager with Ibex Interiors, part of the Doyle PLC Group. I took over from Andy Hogan at the end of March 2010 to complete the external and internal finishes of the St. Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church.

From the outset, this may have seemed like a straight forward task to simply wrap the concrete shell with brickwork and cover the roofs with copper and clay tiles. It has however been anything but straightforward.

There has been over 90 pre-formed brick arches and 1900 pieces of stone work to be designed, manufactured, lifted and cut to fit. This is now progressing well on all elevations and the beautiful design that is on paper, is now becoming a reality on the ground.

The copper roof covering to the main dome looks spectacular from the ground and I am sure will be even more impressive from above.

Like all new buildings progress on the inside is governed by the water tightness of the structure on the outside. The church is no exception and as the roof construction is currently in its last stages of completion, the final internal finishes are being applied.

I have entertained regular visits from the numerous members of the committee throughout the construction, and on every occasion I have been impressed with their relentless passion and dedication to the cause.

I trust they will not be disappointed with this great achievement and will enjoy visiting this church with friends and family, for many years to come.

As Andy said last year, it is not every day that you have the opportunity to be involved in such an iconic project that means so much to so many people, and It has been a privilege and a pleasure to be associated with it.

Best Wishes

Trevor Dean

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