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Cutty Sark work restarts after 2007 blaze

Work has finally resumed on the restoration of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich after nearly a year's break.

The £25M project to restore the world famous tea clipper came to an abrupt halt a year ago when fire ripped through the hull of the ship.

A team from consultant Buro Happold found the hull to be in better shape than expected and work has begun to construct 12 internal steel cradles to lift the ship by 2.7m to a dry dock for further work.

The cradles will connect via a steel strake beam on the outer hull to transfer vertical and horizontal loads onto the dry dock and concrete piles around its perimeter.

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