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300 Years of Growth

Botany Herbarium Building Works

8 July 2011

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After over thirty years of intermittent leaks and temporary fixes the roof of the Herbarium is being renewed. This substantial project has necessitated the closure of the herbarium, the 'wrapping' of the herbarium's contents (specimens and books) in plastic to prevent water damage, the removal of the existing tiles and roof skylights, and will require the removal of the false internal ceiling followed by rewiring and redecoration. As you can see the old roof supported a thriving plant community which had rooted through the tiles into the horsehair layer of insulation underneath. The Herbarium is scheduled to reopen in the Autumn – probably in or just before October. As the work proceeds we will post more images on this site.

Roof GrowthsBare RoofConstruction


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