A world class industrial heritage site

fitting shop

GWM trustees check out latest technology

Today members of the GWM board visited the Otago Museum to view their recently opened interactive exhibition “Survival Factor”, prepared and installed by the Otago Institute of Design. Mark Miller, Otago Institute of Design, manager, gave GWM trust members an introduction and description of the various exhibits. Trust members considered the display with the view to provide concept systems to be installed in our refurbished Fitting shop. A short sharp brain-storm session followed. Watch this space for the introduction of the latest technology soon to be installed in our museum complex.

Fitting Shop roof slates replaced

Good progress is being made on the Fitting Shop restoration. In the last week the contractors have started placing the roof slates on the structure.

After an engineering report warned  that  the heritage listed building was in likelihood of collapse, a major restoration effort was put in place. The outer brick walls have been straightened by lifting the roof and straightening them by gentle realignment.

The mortar in the brickwork has also been replaced.

Further exterior work  has to be done and windows fitted into the brick archways. The intended use of the building once restoration is completed in to act as a administration – reception area, library and seminar room for visitors to the museum. Completion is  expected to take 2 more months.