Site Progress - August

With the café and boathouse structures completed towards the end of last month the main exhibition building is now following suit. The largest building will house the main displays telling stories about the boats and the fascinating people that designed, built and used them on the lake. Once the steel frame has been completed, work will start to form the dry dock in the centre of the space where Branksome will be displayed when the new museum opens. A temporary exhibition gallery overlooking the lake will also enable changing exhibitions and displays

Progress with the workshop building is moving on with the walling system being constructed and the first wall linings being fixed into place. The roof has also been built up ready for the copper sheeting to be installed.

Repairs to the beck wall that runs through the site have also been taking place over the summer. A new slate wall has been built where trees had previously damaged the structure. New retaining walls behind this will form the edge of the pathways that run past the learning centre and towards the jetties.

We have been posting regular updates to our Instagram page so follow us @windermerejetty for more updates from the construction site.

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