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June 2023

Work by Yorkshire based contractors, Simpson (York) Limited continues. Here is an update on the major refurbishment to transform the building.

The roof

90 per cent of the works to the roof are now complete
The scaffolding is starting to come down from the second cupula as works are now complete.
Works to the last remaining cupola is nearing completion with just the patination oil to the cornice to complete

Ground floor

Warfage gallery with its new raised floor
New services are going in
The new route to the atrium
The new atrium will offer a new space
The new cafe space,
Cafe entrance

First floor

The cracks have been filled in and will be repainted
Colour samples have been completed for the decorative mouldings as well as cleaning them
New oak flooring is being laid
Scaffolding has been erected in the main staircase entrance
The ceiling in the main entrance is being repaired
Ornate mouldings are being restored and any damaged is being repaired
New window will go in the main entrance

Second floor

A new balcony will go across the second floor
View of the new atrium from the second floor
The new spiral staircase to the cupola
New gallery space is being created on the second floor