21st Century Gallery in a ParkThe first six months(November 2012 – April 2013)
The cartway with original cobbledfloor
Lions’ Den emptied for handover toISG
Breaking ground ceremony Dec 2012
Demolition of the old shop store andfire escape
ISG lay a ‘haul’ road to bring in sitevehicles and keep mud off the highway
Creating a temporary fire escape atthe back of the galleries
Piling starts for the foundations
Piles in place in readiness forthe main crane
Digging out the slab in the Lions’ Den
Strip out of the exhibition galleries
Bagging up the old loliondo flooring
View from the Whitworth Park
Laying foundations for the staffentrance
Pouring concrete for the staff entrance
Earth tubes ready to be laid in theground for ventilation
Strip out of the Lecture Theatre
The barrel vault ceiling revealed in theexhibition galleries
Original Edwardian features
Service trenches under the CollectionsStore
The main crane arrives on site
Floor slab - kitchen
Learning studio with Art Garden to left
Footprint of Clore Learning studio
Staff entrance with window ontoloading bay
Walls go up on Study Centre
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21st century gallery on the park : The first 6 months

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The first 6 months of building work on the capital development project which will transform the Gallery for visitors.

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21st century gallery on the park : The first 6 months

  1. 1. 21st Century Gallery in a ParkThe first six months(November 2012 – April 2013)
  2. 2. The cartway with original cobbledfloor
  3. 3. Lions’ Den emptied for handover toISG
  4. 4. Breaking ground ceremony Dec 2012
  5. 5. Demolition of the old shop store andfire escape
  6. 6. ISG lay a ‘haul’ road to bring in sitevehicles and keep mud off the highway
  7. 7. Creating a temporary fire escape atthe back of the galleries
  8. 8. Piling starts for the foundations
  9. 9. Piles in place in readiness forthe main crane
  10. 10. Digging out the slab in the Lions’ Den
  11. 11. Strip out of the exhibition galleries
  12. 12. Bagging up the old loliondo flooring
  13. 13. View from the Whitworth Park
  14. 14. Laying foundations for the staffentrance
  15. 15. Pouring concrete for the staff entrance
  16. 16. Earth tubes ready to be laid in theground for ventilation
  17. 17. Strip out of the Lecture Theatre
  18. 18. The barrel vault ceiling revealed in theexhibition galleries
  19. 19. Original Edwardian features
  20. 20. Service trenches under the CollectionsStore
  21. 21. The main crane arrives on site
  22. 22. Floor slab - kitchen
  23. 23. Learning studio with Art Garden to left
  24. 24. Footprint of Clore Learning studio
  25. 25. Staff entrance with window ontoloading bay
  26. 26. Walls go up on Study Centre

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