Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

Main Contractor:
Millstone Building Ltd
Client:
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Sector:
Leisure
Package Value:
£300,000

Millstone Building Ltd carried out this unusual contract to provide facilities to house the Hawley collection of hand tools and other industrial equipment.

The project was carried out on a derelict building in a dangerous state of collapse and in the centre of the old industrial heart of Sheffield.

Work consisted of an asbestos strip, removal of all derelict glass and slate roofs and partial demolition of unstable walls. The structure was re built to blend in with the surrounding museum buildings, including new roofing timbers to match existing.

New ground floors were cast throughout and a new steel frame mezzanine floor installed. This was installed to exacting levels standards, to take heavy duty rolling storage racking for the exhibits.

Works were undertaken out of hours to create new access through existing walls to the main engine room exhibit. Existing cranes within the building were strengthened as necessary and incorporated as features into the project. The feature 'Kangaroo arch' was taken down and recovered from another site and rebuilt as the new entrance. This involved traditional lifting and support techniques to install the extremely heavy stone sections.

The works were carried out on time and within budget for an extremely satisfied client.

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