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Time lapse documenting the raising of a scaffold roof above the east end of Winchester Cathedral, part of a £20.5m conservation and development project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Restoration work costing 20 million pounds can get under way at Winchester Cathedral now a huge and delicate operation to install scaffolding on the 140 foot high roof of the East End has been completed. Here's how the big lift happened.
Christine Alsford spoke to the Receiver General of Winchester Cathedral Annabelle Boyes, members of the public and the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend James Atwell.
One of the most ambitious scaffolding structures ever to be put on a cathedral is finally on the move.
One of the largest cranes in the country has started lifting the scaffolding on to Winchester Cathedral.
The scaffolding is necessary in order to repair the east end section of the roof.
The project had to be delayed after more ballast was needed due to the enormous weight of the structure.
Huge scaffolding is finally being lowered into place onto the roof of Winchester Cathedral.
An operation to lift 27 tons of scaffolding onto the roof of Winchester Cathedral for repairs to be carried out has been delayed. After months of planning and preparation it was decided this morning that more weight was actually needed as ballast on the gigantic crane that's being used. It's hoped the delicate operation to raise seven huge sections of framework onto the top of the East End of the cathedral will go ahead tomorrow instead.
Winchester Cathedral architect Nick Cox explains why the operation had to be cancelled today.
A two hundred tonne crane - one of the largest of its type in the country - will be helping to lift huge scaffolding onto Winchester Cathedral today.
It's part of a project to repair and conserve the roof at the East End of the building.
The frame itself will be hoisted in sections a distance of 12 metres above the Cathedral Tower then lowered onto the East of the Cathedral roof. At the same time some 30 scaffolding constructors will build connecting sections at ground level which will be then lifted to complete the structure at roof level. The whole process is expected to take a day to complete.
The Construction Manager says everything has been planned in the minutest of detail so things go to plan.