SEVEN DAY a week working is still the norm on the £25M refurbishment of the Cutty Sark, which continued uninterrupted by the marathon runners who charged past the site of the ship rebuild last weekend.
'It is an iron ship and it has been rusting like mad. We are removing the salt through a mixture of grit blasting and electrolysis, ' explained Cutty Sark site chief engineer Peter Mason. When complete the refurbished ship will sit level with the dock freeing up space to build a visitor centre underneath. 'Davits on the edge of either side of the dock will connect to steel triangles fitted inside the ship holding it 2.4m off the ground. The whole structure will then be covered by a glass bubble, ' said Mason.
Buro Happold, Grimshaw, WSP Services, Hornagold and Hills and contractor Heery are all working on the scheme.