New glass visitor lift now operational - this lift currently services levels 1 to 3 and when work is finished will also service level 4. Having a ride in the lift clearly shows the changes that have occurred within the Museum. In particular visitors now have spectacular views of Turbine House activities including exhibitions and programs.
Internally much work continues with finalising relocation of services, lighting of areas and patching and paint touch ups. Recarpeting the Turbine Hall is now complete and this area has been re-opened to the public. While not part of the Revitalisation project, the Museum took the opportunity of infilling the void in the Boiler Hall mezzanine gallery. This work also impacted on the Ecologic exhibition below. The Museum is pleased to report that work in these areas is now complete and the Ecologic exhibition and the mezzanine gallery are re-opened. New Balustrades have been installed on level 4 and work in the new kitchen on level 5 is completed.
As part of the Revitalisation process the Museum is also updating its sprinkler system. Over the upcoming weeks O’Brien Fire Services will be installing ‘fast response sprinkler heads’ throughout the Museum. While this work is underway in the public galleries the contractors will be cordoned off when undertaking this work.
Externally work continues on the forecourt: two more concrete pours are required to finish the steps, handrails and tactiles are being installed; and waterproofing and repaving is also continuing. Wet weather permitting work on the forecourt should be completed in two to three weeks time.