Coffin Works

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Conservation Challenges

During the conservation works 2013-2014 we wanted to ensure that as much of the historic integrity of the building was retained as possible. This was easier to achieve in the ‘heritage areas’ which were to become the ‘time capsule’ museum. Less easy when you are bringing 119 year old industrial workshops up to modern office and safety standards.

Below is a film of a hard hat tour of the Coffin Works during the conservation works. This was made by Paul Brook productions and Debbie from TipTop Photography who volunteered their time as professional film-makers and photographers to support our work.

We commissioned film makers Tiger Features to film some of our professional team talking about the particular conservation challenges they faced during the project.

Conservation Challenge: Walls from BirminghamCT/Garbi on Vimeo.

Conservation Challenge: Windows from BirminghamCT/Garbi on Vimeo.

Conservation challenge: The Roof and Access from BirminghamCT/Garbi on Vimeo.

 

Conservation Challenge: Refurbishing the Iron-framed windows from BirminghamCT/Garbi on Vimeo.