The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is dedicated to showcasing developments from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. The Museum is situated on the site of the oldest surviving passenger railway station and the original terminus of the world’s first intercity railway. The complex is made up of 5 listed building, 2 of which are grade 1. The museum first opened in 1969, before relocating to its current location in 1975 after the closure of Liverpool Road Station.
The remedial works were to address the corrosion of three riveted wrought iron beams over the access corridor leading into the under-croft, reinstate the associated loose and fallen masonry of the supported vaulting, and re-point the cracking in the supporting masonry walls.
Our team notched out brickwork pockets to enable the galvanised steel beams to be installed in one length rather than splicing due to the galvanising process. These were installed at either side of the arch and connecting angles applied.
Patch pointing and brick replacements were carried out in the pockets identified within the Structural Engineer’s report. Datum tell-tales were then installed by the Structural Engineer to monitor any future movement.
The museum remained open whilst the works took place and our team ensured the public were protected through appropriate health and safety measures.
Find out more about the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester – https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk