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Nash gem's roof project nears completion

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Work to replace a roof on a grade I-listed John Nash stately home in Shropshire is nearing completion

Engineers have spent the past four months installing a new secondary roof structure, designed by Worcester-based architect S T Walker & Duckham, above the original curved cast-iron and glass roof of the picture gallery at 18th century Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury.

The new steel roof is 133m2 and replaces a 1970s structure. It sits on concrete and steel pads, and supports unique glass panels that slot into the frame.

National Trust engagement officer Helen Royall said the project had also seen restoration work on the original roof and other parts of the building – including more than 10,000 fish-scale tiles.

She added that the new roof had UV filters and automatic blinds to protect the gallery’s collection from damage from sunlight.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

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