The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is a Grade I-listed building suffering from pigeons roosting on the higher-level corbels, balconies, column heads, sills and ledges. Since the museum is also a popular tourist attraction, it was necessary to minimise the negative visual effect any deterrents would have.
Once the scaffold was in situ and other maintenance and stone-cleaning work was under way, EBS carried out a full survey of the affected areas with a view to designing a bespoke specification that would meet all requirements.
Further site meetings between EBS and the Estate Directorate fine-tuned this specification.
Also included at this stage was the design and fabrication of some bespoke stainless-steel posts to strengthen corner fixings. This final specification was then used for a competitive tender of the installation contract which was won by EBS. The installation programme was co-ordinated with the main contractor on site, with the project finishing on time and to the pre-agreed cost.