Members Press Release - Vertical bar metal railings for £1.6m Grade II* listed Tudor museum

11th June 2018

Alpha Rail has contributed towards the restoration of a Grade II* listed museum having been appointed to manufacture and install vertical bar metal railings as part of a project to restore the iconic Whitehall Museum.

Built in the 15thCentury, Whitehall Museum is a timber framed Tudor building which sits in the picturesque village of Cheam in the London Borough of Sutton.

Due to Whitehall’s rich history and collection of historical manuscripts and artwork, Sutton Council desperately wanted to renovate the building in order to help promote Whitehall Museum as a heritage destination and encourage tourism surrounding community.

In 2016, Heritage Lottery Fund granted £1.5m towards the redevelopment and along with donations totalling £150,000 from Sutton Council and Friends of Whitehall, restoration work began in 2017.

The funds raised have allowed contractors on site to address a number of issues including a damp problem within the main building, and the removal of intrusive 20thcentury fixtures to restore the original features of this iconic building.

The main contractor working on the restoration project was R Durtnell & Sons Ltd. They appointed Alpha Rail to manufacture, supply and install vertical bar metal railings.