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Jewry Wall Museum Renovation

BSP is the civil and structural engineer on the Jewry Wall Museum renovation in Leicester.

The company has been appointed by Leicester City Council to undertake an assessment of the scheme so far and to take it through to construction stage.

The museum, which opened in 1966, is home to one of the UK’s tallest civilian Roman structures, along with the impressive remains of a Roman bathhouse.

The renovation scheme aims to transform the site into a world-class visitor Centre.

BSP director Paul Elphick, who heads the company’s Leicester office, said: “We are very proud to have been appointed on this important scheme for Leicester. The Jewry Wall is a hugely significant piece of archaeology, and this ambitious project for the Jewry Wall Museum will improve the visitor experience and help to shine a spotlight on the city and its Roman history.”

Renovation details

The Jewry Wall Museum renovation includes linking the existing museum to the former Vaughan College buildings nearby with a walkway, plus construction of a new museum entrance and rear lobby.

It also includes the installation of new heating, lighting, and electrical work, plus a new reception area, shop, café, gallery, and meeting rooms. The new café will overlook the Jewry Wall. The main lecture hall on the upper floor is intended to be both part of the museum experience when the attraction is open, and also capable of staging meetings, performances, and other events during the evening when the museum is shut.

The final stage of the work will involve creating and installing the exhibition displays.

Other members of the team currently working on the renovation include architect Maber, project managers and cost consultants Pulse Consult and M&E firm Couch Perry Wilkes.

The Jewry Wall project is supported by a £3m grant from the Pooled Business Rates, a pot of surplus funding managed by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP) for projects that invest in economic development priorities across Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Jewry Wall Museum renovation

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