Interior Fitout – Conservation Store

November 2001

The rails for the roller racking system are installed in the conservation store.

gridshell

Expanded foam insulation (pink) followed by a steel reinforcing mat is nailed to the floor to form the base for the plastic underfloor heating pipes and the floor screed. The hot water distribution system is shown to the right.

gridshell underfloor heating gridshell underfloor distribution

January 2002

All interior and exterior doors and windows are constructed from English oak.

interior joinery

April 2002

Lighting and electrics are operational and the floors are painted in the conservation store….

gridshell

…. and the curators office and conservation area.

gridshell

May 2002

Roller racking is installed.

gridshell

And the collection starts to arrive and is installed in its proper place.

Part of the collection of horse tack before display...

Part of the collection of horse tack before display…

and after.

and after.

gridshell store

September 2002

The furniture and the curator Julian Bell arrive in the newly named Mitford Foulerton Studio

gridshell

and work on the collection begins in earnest…

gridshell

Interior Fitout – Workshop Space

November 2001

Gas fired space heaters are installed in the roof of the gridshell

gridshell space heater

December 2001

The scaffolding is removed and we have the first glimpse of this amazing structure from the inside.

gridshell

January 2002

The classroom and the workshop (not shown) take shape under the gridshell.

classroom

February 2002

The lower sections are infilled with softwood panelling.

gridshell

Detail of the classroom and workshop roof construction 

gridshell

Storage platform above the classroom

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The flooring consists of a layer of ply then sacrificial ash planks laid over the original timber deck.

gridshell flooring

March 2002

The interior of the workshop space is completed and handed over to the Museum

gridshell

gridshell

gridshell