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Giant crane marked key moment in Harris restoration project

Posted on - 9th May, 2024 - 9:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston Council, Preston News
The giant crane in action in Lancaster Road Pic: Preston City Council

More details have been given about the giant crane which was needed to help a key moment in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s restoration.

Lancaster Road was closed off last week as the enormous crane winched the new air handling units and roof gantries onto the Harris roof.

Preston City Council said the new air handling units will improve the way the museum ‘achieves and maintains conditions in the gallery’ and will ‘enable The Harris to display a wider range of art works in these spaces than previously possible’.

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Cabinet member for culture and leisure services, councillor Peter Kelly, said: “The installation of Air Handling Units and roof gantries marks a major milestone in The Harris restoration project. This operation signifies our commitment to preserving heritage while embracing environmental responsibility.

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to The Harris in Spring 2025.”

See pictures of the giant crane in operation below

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