G F Tomlinson will deliver a multi-million-pound planetarium in Nottinghamshire.
by Rory Butler / February 17, 2023
The firm has been appointed main contractor to the new facility at Sherwood Observatory Science Discovery Centre, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, via the SCAPE Beyond the Public Sector framework.
Works will see a disused underground Victorian reservoir, dug in the 1880s, transformed into an education centre for school and group visits.
- state-of-the-art planetarium
- exhibition hall
- café and meeting rooms
The scheme by Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society, aims to inspire careers in STEM and promote it as a tourist attraction.
- Levelling-Up Fund (£3.1 million)
- Ashfield District Council Towns Fund
The new centre is expected to complete in Autumn 2024.
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