Monthly Talk 6th February 2020

BATH ABBEY FOOTPRINT PROJECT - THE STORY SO FAR

SPEAKER: Alix Gilmer

Bath Abbey is almost a year into its Footprint Project, a £19.3M programme of capital works to repair the floor, install eco-friendly heating using energy from Bath’s hot springs and provide new facilities including a Discovery Centre, learning space and Song School. So far, we have completed the East End and are underway with converting underground vaults and Kingston Buildings.

In this talk, we will hear about the project and some of the challenges we are facing which range from working in the Roman drain to excavating a wealth of archaeological finds from prehistoric flints to evidence of Georgian dentists.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Alix Gilmer, Project Director, is a Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager, with a background in building conservation, museums and archaeology. She worked for the National Trust for 12 years managing capital projects ranging from castle conservation to the design of new visitor facilities. Prior to that she worked in the museums sector and had a business running archaeological working holidays.