Ironbridge Conservation Drop-In Announced
English Heritage’s conservation project on the Iron Bridge is scheduled to commence in early September!
Ahead of the start of works, English Heritage would like to invite anyone with an interest in the project to a special Iron Bridge conservation project drop-in event on Tuesday 8th August, 4pm – 7pm at Number Nine, 9 The Wharfage, Ironbridge, TF8 7AW.
The first stage of the works in September will involve Scaffolding being erected around the bridge and the project team have reassured us that they will do everything possible to minimise disruption to the local area. The scaffolding has been specifically designed to ensure safe pedestrian access over the bridge during the works.
English Heritage have recently confirmed that Taziker Industrial Ltd has been appointed as lead contractor to undertake the Conservation project and the company has a strong background in working with historic structures.
Cllr Nicola Lowery, Ward Member for the Ironbridge Gorge said: “There are lots of opportunities to get involved in this unique project and the drop in event will provide more detail on the project timetable along with information on volunteering. Throughout this process myself and local stakeholders have reiterated the importance of engaging with the local community to ensure an involvement and insight into this fascinating conservation process and to reassure of the measures taken to minimise disruption. Taziker Industrial Ltd are a very reputable contractor in this sector and have an impressive portfolio, having previously worked on the iconic Tyne Bridge in Newcastle and the Menai & Britannia Bridges in North Wales.
“I am absolutely delighted that English Heritage are making such an important investment into the World Heritage Site and that a start date has been confirmed to begin these works in September. This will be a very interesting conservation project to see develop and hopefully will allow many in the local community and visitors from across the world to see the scheme evolve over the next 12 months, as this exciting project gets underway”.