Clancy Consulting Reflect for National Museum Week

Article posted on: 27th March 2015

Over the years Clancy Consulting have worked on a broad spectrum of projects ranging from bespoke private housing on Loch Awe, Scotland to London’s Imperial; War Museum. For National Museum week we reflect on some of the flagship projects we have completed for museums across the UK.

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London

Contract – Design & Build

The Imperial War Museum is a family of five museums; it is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.

For the Imperial War Museum site based on Lambeth Road, London Clancy Consulting carried out a condition survey and design of masonry repairs to external elevations of the building. The building has an extensive heritage dating back to the early 1800s where it was originally part of the Royal Bethlem Hospital.

Peoples History Museum, Manchester

The People’s History Museum derives its origin from the Trade Union, Labour and Co-operative History Society. From the 1960s the society formed a small collection and between 1975 and 1986 ran a museum in Limehouse Town Hall in London. In 1986 the collections were move into storage until the Greater Manchester authorities made a funding offer, a new trust was then created and the museum re-opened in 1990.

In October 2007 the museum closed to the public to allow for the start of a multi-million pound re-development scheme. Clancy Consulting’s involvement included checking the design details provided and carrying out an inspection on site. The inspection was to review the ground and first floor slabs. A bigger and better People’s History re-opened on 13 February 2010.

Greater Manchester Police Museum – Manchester

Contract – Framework

The Greater Manchester Police Museum was one of the city’s earliest police stations and has been lovingly restored to reflect the reality of policing in the late 1800’s/1900’s.

Clancy Consulting’s contribution towards the restoration involved replacing existing walls around the car park of this Grade II listed building. The police museum shows how times have changed and how policing has evolved to meet today’s needs. Inside you can see where Manchester’s criminals were charged, fingerprinted and can discover the cells that were often packed with twelve men on a busy night. During the restoration Clancy Consulting ensured that any works carried out did not impact or change the original aesthetics of the museum so that it could remain true to form and reflective of the period it was built.

Clancy Consulting enjoy working on a diverse range of projects and we are pleased that this has continued throughout our 43 years in business. With an extensive multidisciplinary team and office locations across the country we are able to offer our clients a fully integrated service.

For further information relating to these or any of our projects please contact our marketing department at: marketing@clancy.co.uk

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