With all of the building structures up, the construction team are working hard to build the walls and roofs of the remaining buildings. The café now has its copper roof and the external partitions are being erected. These have framed the incredible views created by the large north and west facing windows giving a glimpse of what the space will be like when complete.
On Friday 9 September, the staff at Windermere Jetty were excited to be able to offer 140 people a rare opportunity.
This month we have reached a significant milestone in the project and have now erected all six building structures that will form the new Windermere Jetty. The final foundations for the learning centre and reception were poured and once ready the steel frames were quickly erected making a full complement of buildings. The next step is to weld the frames which will then allow the superstructure to begin.
The Esperance Project is a collection of fun and inspiring projects for schools which is being run by our team, in collaboration with creative partners and local businesses. We are working with six Cumbrian primary and secondary schools each participating in a unique project rooted in the collection of historic boats and Windermere Jetty museum. The projects are being delivering throughout 2016.
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