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Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson
Fort Nelson

Key facts:

Client: Hampshire County Council/English Heritage

Consultant: Gifford & Partners

Architect: PRS Architects

Main contractor: MANSELLS LTD

Value: £350k

Start date: January 2011

Completion date: August 2011

Fort Nelson was built in 1860 under the direction of Lord Palmerston, as part of a ring of Victorian Artillery Forts to guard the Naval Dockyard against a feared French invasion. It now houses one of the finest displays of historical Artillery on display for public viewing anywhere in Europe.

A new extension to the Museum was built to house canons and guns used throughout the world in recent conflicts. This was a challenging project. Most of the services are concealed within the fabric of the build.

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