Extensions to Blessed Gérard's Care Centre in 2007


Building Progress of the extensions to Blessed Gérard's Hospice


24 June 2008


The enlarged entrance foyer


The renovated church


the new mural paining of Blessed Gérard in the hospital of Jerusalem


The altered passage


The renovated lounge


The renovated dining room


The enlarged kitchen


The enlarged pantry


The renovated laundry


The renovated mortuary


The new veranda


21 May 2008


enlarged patio


24 April 2008


Veranda


10 April 2008


Verandah


08 April 2008


Verandah


01 April 2008


Verandah


12 March 2008


view from the dining room into the kitchen


view from the kitchen into the dining room


kitchen


pantry


scullery


11 March 2008


patio


9 February 2008


Patio


6 February 2008


Patio


5 February 2008


Dining Room


Patio


3 February 2008


Our new mural painting of Blessed Gérard in the Hospital of Jerusalem is nearly complete


27 January 2008


Brandon Wiehahn busy painting Blessed Gérard in the Hospital of Jerusalem


The painting after day two


the renovated lounge viewed from Blessed Gérard's Church (the seating arrangement for our Sunday Services)


26 January 2008


Brandon Wiehahn, an artist from Durban, has started to paint a new mural of Blessed Gérard in the Hospital of Jerusalem.


16 January 2008


enlarged patio outside the dining room & lounge


10 January 2008


The patio outside the wards is back to normal


Main Passage


9 January 2008


outside the kitchen


air-conditioning units in the back of the building


20 December 2007


The extended patio outside the dining room and lounge


Main passage


Lounge


The extended kitchen


Laundry


Sluice Room


16 December 2007


passage


kitchen


laundry


14 December 2007


Passage


Dining room


Kitchen


Pantry


Scullery


Back passage


13 December 2007


Main passage


Dining room


Kitchen


Scullery


Laundry


11 December 2007


Main passage


Lounge


Dining room


back passage


10 December 2007


patio outside the dining room


Main passage


dining room


lounge


kitchen


scullery


back passage


sluice room


8 December 2007


Main passage


Back passage


Dining room


Lounge


Kitchen


Scullery


Sluice room


Laundry


6 December 2007


Main passage


Kitchen


Laundry


Mortuary


5 December 2007


Main passage


Lounge


Kitchen


Scullery


Pantry


4 December 2007


Entrance to the inpatient unit


Main passage


Back passage


Lounge with church in the background


Laundry


3 December 2007


Dining Room


Laundry


Back Passage


Air-conditioning


2 December 2007


Main Passage


Back Passage


Dining Room


Sluice Room


Laundry


1 December 2007


Passage


Dining Room


Lounge


Kitchen


Scullery


28 November 2007


Extended patio


Dining room


Scullery


Kitchen


Laundry


27 November 2007


Dining Room


Lounge


Main Passage


Kitchen


Pantry


Laundry


26 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: main passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Back passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Sluice room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


25 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Main passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Lounge


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Sluice room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


23 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Main passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Lounge


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen (the stove is still well protected)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


21 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Main passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room (background) & Loung (foreground)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery (left) & Kitchen (right)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Back passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


19 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: main passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: back passage


18 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room (left) & Lounge (right)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room (front) & Lounge (back)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Back passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


15 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice (ground floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (first floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 3 (second floor)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passages


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


14 November 2007


Passages


Lounge


Veranda


Dining Room


Kitchen


Scullery


Pantry


Dirty laundry room


Laundry


Drying & Ironing Room


12 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passages


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Pantry


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


10 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


8 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended veranda


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen


7 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice (ground floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (1st floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 3 (2nd floor)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended patio


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room through kitchen hatch


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room (background) & lounge (foreground)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room (foreground) & lounge (background)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


6 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice passages


3 November 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Laundry


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage (a donated second hand dishwasher being assembled)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


31 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room seen from the lounge


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


30 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Scullery


27 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen (left), pantry door (centre) & scullery (right)


26 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen,pantry & veranda (ground floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (1st floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 3 (2nd floor)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended pantry and kitchen (outside)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen (inside)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


25 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen,pantry & veranda (ground floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (1st floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 3 (2nd floor)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended pantry


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: dining room (foreground) & lounge (background)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


24 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


23 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice (ground floor) and Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (1st floor)


22 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice (ground floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 2 (1st floor)
Blessed Gérard's Children's Home Extension No. 3 (2nd floor)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: View through the kitchen hatch into the dining room (foreground) and lounge (background)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen (left) and door into the extended pantry (right)


20 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The new scullery


18 October 2007


New scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended kitchen (groundfloor, facebrick)
new store room (1st floor)


17 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: new scullery


15 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: new scullery


13 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: New scullery


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The new kitchen floor being cast


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: lounge


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: veranda


11 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The new scullery


10 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Pantry


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: new scullery


8 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


5 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Extended kitchen


3 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining room


2 October 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: new scullery


30 September 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: New extended veranda


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: extended Kitchen


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: New scullery


28 September 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Dining Room


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: Passage


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: New scullery


26 September 2007


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The new extended kitchen (face brick)


Blessed Gérard's Hospice: The old kitchen (foreground) and the kitchen extension (background)


A former store room (left) and the old scullery (right) are joined now and become the new scullery


11 September 2007


The passage


8 September 2007


The floor slab is nearly ready to be cast. It will carry a new study room, play room, dining room and store room for Blessed Gérard's Children's Home (=Extension No. 2).


From left to right:
Ground floor: mortuary door, door into passage, laundry, pantry, kitchen, patio outside dining room and lounge.
First floor: New housekeeper's office (was sewing school store room before), floor slab for store room, dining room, play room and study room of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home.


6 September 2007


The floor slab above the laundry / kitchen / dining room and lounge area can soon be cast.


Blessed Gérard watching undistractedly how his Care Centre develops day by day


5 September 2007


The laundry / kitchen / dining room / lounge area


Blessed Gérard's Hospice passage


4 September 2007


The first floor slab in the kitchen / dining room / lounge section will soon be ready to be cast.


Just the back passage, sluice room, scullery and laundry need a bit more of preparation still.


3 September 2007


Laundry, Sluice Room, Scullery and Pantry


30 August 2007


The passage


The balance of the concrete is used for the beams at the lounge/dining room section


The kitchen / dining room / lounge section


29 August 2007


Passage and dining room


Concrete beams are cast to carry the floor slab above the lounge


28 August 2007


The lounge / dining room / kitchen area and passage being prepared to carry the floor slab for the 1st floor


27 August 2007


Blessed Gérard's Church will be the only part of the original building (opened in 1996) which will still be visible from outside.
All other parts of the building have been extended over the years (1st extension in 2000, 2nd extension in 2002)


The kitchen / dining room / lounge area on the ground floor being prepared for casting the floor slab for the 1st floor to accommodate a new bulk store room, dining room, play room and study room for Blessed Gérard's Children's Home


The old kitchen with its new extension (in front)


23 August 2007


Dining room and kitchen


The passage


The kitchen / dining room / lounge area


22 August 2007


Preparations for the beams to carry the floor slab on top of the kitchen/pantry, dining room and lounge


21 August 2007


The passage and dining room area


The first preparations to cast the floor slab for the 1st floor above kitchen, pantry, dining room and lounge have begun.


Blessed Gérard's mural still at the end of the passage


20 August 2007


The dining room / lounge area


18 August 2007


The lounge / dining room area


16 August 2007


The lounge / dining room area


The kitchen / pantry area


15 August 2007


The lounge and dining room section of Blessed Gérard's Hospice


The kitchen & pantry extensions


14 August 2007


The columns which will carry the first floor with a major extension to Blessed Gérard's Children's Home are being cast.


8 August 2007


The old pantry, kitchen and scullery ready to be extended


The new foundations are cast to carry a major extension to Blessed Gérard's Children's Home and a large bulk store room.


7 August 2007


There is little left of the old lounge, dining room, kitchen and pantry as stronger walls are needed to carry two more stories above.


6 August 2007


The old passage is still there ...


The old pantry and kitchen opened up to make space for their extension.


2 August 2007


The old pantry, kitchen and dining room


1 August 2007


Everything ready for making way for stronger foundations


The old kitchen and pantry will be extended.


31 July 2007


The old dining room and lounge area just before demolition


30 July 2007


The kitchen, dining room and lounge area ready to be demolished to be replaced by a new construction which is strong enough to carry two more stories on top.


26 July 2007


The demolition of the lounge & dining room is under way


25 July 2007


Farewell from our mural of Blessed Gérard. The passage will become lower, i.e. the mural will have to be redone - a painful concession to the changes.


Passage and dining room


24 July 2007


The passage and dining room


23 July 2007


The demolition of the lounge and dining room is in progress as the existing columns are not strong enough to carry two more stories on top.


19 July 2007


Demolition of the lounge and dining room has started outside ...


... and inside.


18 July 2007


Lounge and dining room even closer to demolition.


17 July 2007


Demolition of the lounge and dining room has started.


16 July 2007


The lounge and dining room are about to be demolished.


A temporary laundry has been established in Ward 8.


A temporary kitchen is about to be established in the former sewing school.


13 July 2007


The roof above the patio outside the lounge and dining room has been removed.


10 July 2007


The temporary passage at the back of the wards of Blessed Gérard's Hospice is taking shape.


9 July 2007


A temporary passage is about to be established outside the back of the wards, because the passage in Blessed Gérard's Hospice will be part of the construction site.


5 July 2007


The roof covering the patio outside the lounge is removed.


4 July 2007


The roof covering the patio outside the lounge and dining room is removed.




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