Wells Cathedral Clock
Having left Wells Cathedral in the late 19th century to join the Science Museum’s collection its relocation to the first floor signifies the historical importance of the medieval artefact allowing the audience to get a close look at the mechanism itself.
The Hub were appointed as Principal Contractor to undertake the fit-out works to deliver the move of the Wells Clock to the ground floor in the threshold space between Making the Modern World and the Welcome Wing of the Museum. Dating back to the 13 hundreds the classic timepiece is the UK’s oldest mechanism being repositioned on the ground floor of the museum near to ‘Making the Modern World’ the clock symbolises the mechanics surrounding the evolution of industries. Understanding the complexity of working with a large object of historical importance was crucial for The Hub’s project team; who reviewed the scope of works fully to creating a logical sequence of works and method of working allowing for the safe reinstallation of the clock. With works taking place on a live site the project team ensured hoarding was installed promptly allowing for programme dates to be adhered too whilst ensuring the health and safety of all who attended site during the installation period mitigating additional costs and delays to programme.Photo Credit © Science Museum Group