Building Restoration Work – Hesketh Park Observatory

Building Restoration Work – Hesketh Park Observatory

Works are to be undertaken to restore the Hesketh park observatory building. Hesketh Observatory was erected in the Park and opened to the Public in 1901.

Opportunity Id
DN170412
Title
Restoration of Hesketh Park Observatory
Categories
391111 – Repair & Maintenance
Description
Works are to be undertaken to restore the Hesketh park observatory building. Hesketh Observatory was erected in the Park and opened to the Public in 1901. The upper floor houses a rare Thomas Cooke 6” refracting telescope which along with the timber structure was donated to the Park by Joseph Baxendell. The Observatory was in popular use up until the mid 1970’s when the building and telescope fell into disrepair. Some works were undertaken to the building in 2005, part of which included the covering of the dome with copper. However due to a succession of vandal attacks, ingress of rainwater and issues relating to the stability of the structure, the facility has once again fallen into disuse. Temporary sheeting has been put in place to stop ingress of water from the domed roof. There is now the need to undertake urgent works of repair to avoid further deterioration, with the aim of bringing the facility back to full working use.
Region(s) of supply
UNITED KINGDOM
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Building, Restoration, Heritage

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
15/09/2016
End date
31/01/2017

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From 08/07/2016 09:15 to 29/08/2016 12:00

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Contact details

Buyer
Sefton Council
Contact
Chris Magee
Telephone
0151 934 4069
Fax
0151 934 4215
Address
7th Floor Merton House
Bootle
Merseyside
L203UU

 

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