Francis Street Building Demolition
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The Museum has been working with Department of Treasury and Finance - Building Managment and Works, the Department of Culture and the Arts and GHD to plan this complex project - demolishing the Francis Street Building while keeping the rest of the Museum open.
The demolition of the Museum’s Francis Street building began in March 2011.
Early works include establishing a dust-containing canopy around the building.
Starting from the top, the building will be demolished floor by floor. The internal demolition involves removing asbestos contamination, which will be carried out under stringent health and safety procedures.
Following this, the external and structural demolition will occur from the top down.
All demolition works are planned to be complete by 30 September 2011.
Then the area will be landscaped in keeping with the great work EPRA has been doing revitalising the Perth Cultural Centre.
Opened in 1971, the Francis Street building was constructed to house laboratories, storage facilities, administration areas and exhibit space. The building was vacated and closed in 2003 due to asbestos contamination and other OHS deficiencies and the Museum’s collection, which totalled about three million objects at that time, was moved to the new Collection and Research Centre in Welshpool.