Current Project Status
The conservation of the mausoleum and construction of the visitor centre is nearly finished. Our oak shingle clad visitor shelter is completed as is the installation of a series of interpretation panels. The path to the mausoleum has been finished, it incorporates a selection of phrases.
We eagerly await the return of the renovated effigies to the mausoleum which can then be opened to the public.
By Spring 2015 the whole project should be finished and ready to receive visitors.
The first phase of the project is now nearing completion, which includes landscape and access works comprising the upgrading of existing pedestrian routes; the formation of a new Scottish Oak shingle clad visitor shelter and the installation of a series of interpretation panels. Also encompassed in this first phase are upgrading works within the church, including the formation of a small interpretation and exhibition space, as well as the installation of new accessible sanitary facilities. These various works are all scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.
The conservation work to the Mausoleum will continue into next year when seasonally dependent lime-work will take place. Thereafter, the protective temporary roof and its supporting scaffolding - which has remained in place during the course of the project to facilitate the work and allow the structure to dry out - will be removed. The remaining elements of landscaping, currently covered by the scaffold and temporary roof, will then be carried out, with final completion of the project scheduled for August 2014.