Conservation on the Edge: Scapa Flow Museum, Orkney

Conservation on the Edge: Scapa Flow Museum, Orkney

A major conservation project on Hoy, Orkney

06/10/2021 - 06/10/2021
General Interest
United Kingdom

Member £5
Non-member £6

Start time 1800
Finish 1930 (Inc 30 mins Q&A)

Event details

The history of Scapa Flow during times of war has been presented for many years at Lyness, on Hoy, and in a variety of contexts.  Those range from the interior of the single remaining oil storage tank, a Romney Hut, the concrete plain of the Boom Slab through to, principally, the Pumping Station.  The Pumping Station and Boom Slab are the only category A listed elements on the site - others are categories B and C.   None of the extant internal environments have ever been suitable for presenting some of the more delicate yet most significant artefacts.  LDN Architects is commissioned to add to and conserve the Pumping Station to provide 21st century standard exhibition and support spaces.  This lecture attempts to tell the story behind the design and the challenges of bringing a major project to an island site. 

Presented by Peter McIlhenny, partner at Forres and Edinburgh based LDN Architects. 


The lecture will conclude with a Q&A session where both general and more detailed architecural questions will be welcomed. 

Start Time: 18.00
Finish: 19.30

Conservation on the Edge:

This is the second in our short seriers of lectures arranged by SPAB Scotland in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.   All lectures will examine conservation in tricky or unusual circumstances.  


Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

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