Maritime Museum Roof to be Replaced
From Port of Jersey,
04 November 2016
Ports of Jersey has submitted a planning application seeking permission to replace the roof of the Maritime Museum on St Helier's New North Quay.
The series of former warehouses, which house the Maritime Museum and Tapestry Gallery date back to the 1900s and are designated buildings of special interest. The building is owned by Ports of Jersey, which has a responsibility for ensuring it remains in good condition.
If approved, the work would be carried out in two stages starting this winter when both the Maritime Museum and Tapestry Gallery are closed midweek, allowing greater ease of access for the contractors. The first stage of the works, beginning in December 2016 would take approximately four months. The second stage of the project to complete work on the remaining part of the building would take place over winter 2017/2018.
The Maritime Museum and Tapestry Gallery will remain open to the public on Sundays over the winter and to allow continued access as well as safeguarding the exhibits suitable protection will be put in place.
During the works project, Jersey Heritage is taking the opportunity to improve natural lighting into the Maritime Museum by installing four skylights into the roof area. Costs for this installation will be funded by Jersey Heritage.
Throughout the refurbishment project, access to buildings along the New North Quay will be unaffected with only a couple of permit parking bays allocated to contractors. Local building engineering company, Hartigans has been appointed Project Managers and a tender process for the contractors to carry out the works is due to start imminently.
Ports of Jersey will fund this project with its own monies and not through government contribution.