This Month in Premier Construction 22.9
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we uncover the restoration of The Daniel Adamson; we take a look at the Trinity College project; and we marvel at the wonder of The Lost Kingdom!
Described as ‘absolutely stunning’, a £3.8m project to restore the UK’s last surviving steam tug-tender, The Daniel Adamson will enable the historic vessel to once again carry passengers across the North West’s famous waters. Believed to be the oldest, operational Mersey-built ship anywhere in the world, the ship has been described by leading experts as a unique example of a transatlantic liner of the 1930s – but in miniature. The restoration project, carried out for the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant awarded over 30 years after the vessel was taken out of service, and 11 years since she was saved from the scrapyard by local campaigners and the volunteers who partially restored her over 10 years.
Meanwhile, preserving heritage whilst boosting sustainability was the challenge in a project involving the comprehensive refurbishment and remodelling of the historic Grade I Listed New Court building at Trinity College Cambridge. The project was implemented to provide 169 highly sustainable student bedrooms, along with associated ancillary accommodation. Located at the heart of Trinity College – between The Backs, the Wren Library and Great Court – New Court houses a large proportion of the college’s second and third year undergraduates – as well as graduates, Fellows, teaching rooms and offices.
And finally, after months of anticipation, Paultons Park’s new £9m attraction Lost Kingdom has opened its gates transporting families back millions of years to when dinosaurs roamed the world. The attraction is set within four acres of Jurassic landscape, inspired by the era of fierce velociraptors, flying pterodactyls, giant triceratops and the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.