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.
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.