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HES completes £11m Stirling building conservation hub

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June 26 2017

HES completes £11m Stirling building conservation hub
Historic Environment Scotland have unwrapped an £11m building conservation centre at Forthside Way, Stirling, in order to help propagate the knowledge, skills and materials required to maintain 450,000 traditional structures.

Fashioned from a repurposed MOD munitions store the Engine Shed will draw together HES’s building education, research and education work; practices what it preaches by retaining much of the original fabric of the former warehouse while embracing the modern via two new extensions.

This helps bring the centre’s work right up to the present-day courtesy of a publicly accessible high resolution satellite map as well as interactive exhibits and an auditorium.

Chair of Historic Environment Scotland Jane Ryder, commented: “This world-class facility is a wonderful living classroom with science and technology at its core, demonstrating that innovation can be inspired by the past. The Engine Shed is about thinking differently and challenging perceptions, which will act as a catalyst and a beacon for the historic environment.”

The Engine Shed will open its doors to the public from 3 July.
An interactive map lies at the heart of the Engine Shed
An interactive map lies at the heart of the Engine Shed

2 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 28 Jun 2017 at 13:39 PM
I look forward to visiting this, not so much for the simple restrained additions but to find out more about HES's work!
Terra
#2 Posted by Terra on 7 Jul 2017 at 09:39 AM
Fantastic news!

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