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Site visits: From the Old Gaol Block to the new west stand

4 November 2019

Members were taken on a tour of Northampton Museum’s remodelled modern extension

During September members from the Midland hubs were invited to look around a variety of interesting construction sites.

Northampton Borough Council has been working with GSS Architecture and Wildgoose Construction to undertake the transformation of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. Members were taken on a tour of the remodelled modern extension, connecting the existing museum and Old Gaol Block.

The extension will soon house a cafe and link space, along with a new shoe gallery, showcasing the museum’s world-renowned collection. The
Old Gaol Block development will include a new temporary exhibition gallery and events space.

The Woodhead Group invited members on a rooftop tour of the Wentworth Woodhouse stately home restoration and conservation project in South Yorkshire. A few members were able to observe at close quarters the extensive roofing work taking place.

Birmingham members were treated to a fascinating visit, hosted by Mace, to see the Alexander Stadium Redevelopment in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The project will require the demolition of three of the current four stands, construction of a new home straight stand and further seating at both the north and south ends of the stadium’s current orientation.

The new west (main) stand will generate a focal point for the whole site and create a wider community and fitness legacy for its present and hopefully future users. Further visits are planned to watch the work progress.

Roofing works at Wentworth Woodhouse

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