The Wish Tower has a suspended wooden floor.
Given that the tower has been closed for many years, filled with rubbish and with a leaky roof we needed to be sure that the floor is good condition.
We’d been given some guidelines which suggested we restrict the number of people on the floor at any one time to 10.
Using some of the money we have raised by very generous donations and by our events, we commissioned a local firm of structural engineers who have a lot of experience with heritage buildings to assess the floor for us.
Yesterday we got the great news that, despite a little bit of water damage to some of the floor boards the floor is structurally sound and we can have a few more people on tours.
As a result, we’ve increased the number of tickets available for all the forthcoming tours.
It’s only one small step – but it’s a significant one.