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Shipley Art Gallery

Client: Design Services, Gateshead Council

Location: Gateshead

Contract Value: £235,000

Contract Period: 16 weeks

Project Description

  • Construction of Lift Shaft through the former Caretakers residence.
  • Installation of Platform Lift.
  • Improvement of toilet facilities.
  • Improvements to access road.
  • Construction of new accessible car parking bays.

 Project Delivery

  • Suitable risk assessments and method statements were put in place to ensure timely project delivery.
  • Works causing greater disturbance were carried out outside of the Gallery opening hours.

 Key Issues

  • Client requested the works be programmed to enabling the facility to remain functional throughout the project.
  • Zoning of security alarm systems ensured the gallery remained secure during works.
  • 200 mm thick concrete slab moved to lower ground floor for lift installation.
  • Warm roof construction was built including sun pipe to provide natural light.

 Successful Outcomes

  • The facility remained open during the improvement works with minimal impact upon Service Users.
  • The building is compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Ability to utilise in-house workforce enabled the works to be completed on programme, within budget and to client satisfaction.