Just ten weeks have passed since the construction of Leeds’ latest mosque began, and due to the dedicated work of Ontime Constructions and the Masjid-e-Quba board, the doors are almost ready to be opened – once they’re installed that is.
Located on the corner of Shepherds Lane in Roundhay, the building work is well ahead of schedule and expected to be completed weeks before the ‘end-of-April’ deadline.
Ninety-nine per cent of the superstructure has already been completed with the public now able to see how magnificent the final project will look, via the impressive exterior.
Windows, the dome and minarets will all be installed by the end of the month to round off the works on the outside of the building, whilst ongoing developments continue on the interior.
Since the last Asian Express update in January, Ontime Constructions have installed underfloor heating and completed screeding on the second floor, whilst the first floor is also close to completion.
Contractor and developer, Aihtsham Rashid, says he has been very pleased with the progress.
“The work on the building has been completed so fast because of great communication between the workforce and Masjid-e-Quba’s comittee, as well as generous donations from local worshippers,” he said.
“Within the next couple of weeks, the public will see what looks like a completed development from the outside, with only interior fittings needed.”
Chairman of the Masjid, Rana Akram, added: “We are all very thankful to the public for their generosity to date and those who have donated vital funds to help with the construction of the mosque.
“Our gratitude goes out to all the community who have supported the project and we would ask anybody who can help financially to please get in touch.”