Architect: Kennedy O'Callaghan
Contractor: Norwest Holst Ltd
Type of works: supply and fix of cladding to the observation tower.
M & G Olympic Products were specified for the supply and fix of cladding to the observation tower at The Tank Museum, Bovington. The cladding consists of self-coloured perforated aluminium panels to the observation tower, which is to be used to control live events and battle re-enactments in the new tank arena. The Tower itself stands 25m high, with the cladding covering an area 12.75m high x 9.5m circumference.
As part of the £16m redevelopment sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund, M & G Olympic also supplied and installed galvanised polyester powder-coated balustrade and European oak handrails to various internal stairs and landings. Handrails were installed to staff areas and the directors office, in addition to various corporate areas including curved stairs to waiting area to first floor bridge, the cafe and museum landing, balustrade to cafe terrace, curved and raking handrails to museum ramps, marching step viewing bank and also the back of house external escape stairs.