Work is well advanced now on the repair,restoration and conversion of the building.

Internally new floors are in place,the plaster/insulation boards are being installed on the main walls and mechanical,electrical and plumbing works are progressing.The mezzanine floor for the new musuem is in place and the two lifts, one for the museum and the other for access to the gallery/boardroom above the main entrance  are being installed.

Externally work to repair and restore the stonework is progressing, repointing in a lime mortar and the roof is being repaired/reslated with slates to match the orginal.The ground source heat pump is installed and the solar panels are in place on  the roof.

Two areas of work  have slightly delayed the programme , the treatment and removal of dry rot in a beam supporting the gallery and the removal of guano in the roof void.

Melville Housing Association plan to more in over Christmas and the new museum will be open in late February.

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