Bronze for AJE entranceway

Pic Credit: Black Isle Bronze

AJE has played an integral role in the design of the entrance way to the new Perth Museum which is the   new home to the Stone of Destiny.

The museum will open to the public on Easter weekend following a £27m development project and at its heart will sit the stone, also known as the Stone of Scone. Returning to Perthshire for the first time in over 700 years, the Stone will be the centrepiece of the new museum

Working with Nairn-based Black Isle Bronze, AJE created the stainless steel frame to support two new bronze entrance features seen here in the images.

Leading on the project was fabrication manager Craig Johnston.

He said: “This was a great project to work on and was certainly different to some of the day-to-day projects we take on here at AJE. The work was carried out in the Stainless-steel workshop fabricating the three structures per entranceway from Stainless pipe and after fabrication we also had to cut, roll and press the free issue bronze sheeting which cladded the structures to ensure a neat fit up prior to installation. Graham Robertson worked closely with an employee from Black Isle Bronze to ensure that this was done to a high standard. Although it was the Black Isle Bronze team that carried out the installation in Perth. We worked closely with their team here to make sure that the installation went well and it has. The installation looks stunning.”

Funded by £10m UK government investment from the £700m Tay Cities Deal and by Perth & Kinross Council, the museum is a transformation of Perth’s former city hall by architects Mecanoo.

The museum will tell the story of Perth’s place in ancient and modern Scotland, and will also feature a cafe, shop, learning and event spaces, and a major exhibition programme throughout the year.


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