Watt Institution, Greenock
Greenock, Inverclyde
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Watt Institution, Greenock
Greenock, Inverclyde


Status
Completed February 2020


Client
Inverclyde Council


Contract
£1.8 million


The McLean Museum and Watt Library in Greenock was formally opened to the public on 5th February 2020, after a extensive and sensitive refurbishment.

The combined facilities in Greenock, collectively known as the Watt Institution, shut for a £2million refurbishment in December 2016. Staff regained access to the complex in April 2019 and since then have been working to reinstate the building.

The refurbishment was a lengthy process due to the scale and complexity of the work required, including repatriating several thousand objects, books and archives from the collections which had been either stored externally or in a temporary store; inventory; selecting items for display or storage and new research and labelling for the contents of displays.

More information for the project will follow..