Steam Launch (SL) Osprey was built in 1902 in Bowness and after many years out of service, she has required extensive restoration to bring her back to her former glory. This coming month, we will reach the landmark milestone where Osprey will take to the water once again.
This month, the project will reach a number of milestones. With much of the building's structure complete, work can begin on the external landscaping, beginning with the area surrounding the entrance. In addition, the decking to the cafe terrace will be completed by the end of the month. The terrace area extends from the cafe and will provide a scenically stunning location on the lakeshore to enjoy locally sourced, homemade food and drink.
Internally, the wooden panelling in the main museum building is complete, giving the spaces a high quality wood finish.
On a glorious day in May, Skylark Aerial Photography photographed Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats Steams and Stories from above. The drone photography captures the lake at its very best and gives a great overview of the site's progress.
This month the cladding to the main buildings and the boat house have continued making great progress across the museum.
Internally, the underfloor heating has been laid in the reception and exhibition spaces enabling the final concrete floor to be laid. This is the last floor to be poured which enable all the internal partitions to be erected defining the different spaces within the buildings. Plasterboard to some of the spaces has also started including in the café and learning space.
Further progress has been made on the jetties and boardwalk installations that were under construction last month including the heat pump installation beneath the main jetty.
Internally mechanical and electrical first fix is ongoing throughout the buildings including preparing the main exhibition space and reception area for the underfloor heating system that will be laid soon.