Museum's roof is fitted with rain sensors as part of £1.1million revamp

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 December 2016

The new roof has been installed.

The new roof has been installed.

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Weston Museum's roof has been replaced, complete with rain sensors on the glass, as the £1.1million revamp continues.

The original blocks of flooring are being used.The original blocks of flooring are being used.

The Mercury was granted exclusive access to the building this week, as Weston contractors John West continue with the work.

The electrics have been completely replaced, and the base for a new lift has now been installed.

It took six weeks to change all the glass in the roof.

John West is carrying out the work.John West is carrying out the work.

The reflective glass has been chosen so it can keep the building warm, but there are vents in the roof which can be opened on hot days.

The glass has been fitted with sensors so the vents will automatically close when it rains.

A new kitchen will be installed before Christmas and three of the galleries on the first floor will be ready to be fitted-out early in the new year.

The museum is expected to open at the end of next summer.

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