Phase 3 - Ladies Gallery
in Partnership with
of Jacob Synagogue has been awarded a conservation grant from the World
Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Grant Program. This grant will be used
to start the refurbishment of the Ladies Gallery.
Heritage Grant Program was formed in 1988 in response to the widespread
neglect of the rich architectural heritage of Jewish communities around
the world. Chaired by the Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, JHGP unites communities
worldwide with public and private agencies committed to the protection
and preservation of Jewish heritage.
information on the World Monuments Fund click
Jewish Chronicle - 20 August 2004
East End Life - 29 August 2004
on Phase 3 by Michael Gold April 2004
3 - Ladies Gallery
1: Gallery has decaying walls
2: Balcony has no Handrails
Michael Gold - Project Manager
Jones - Surveyor
Gallagher Ltd - Builders
3 - Ladies Gallery
gallery is in poor condition. The restoration will address the following:
area is in a dilapidated state. There are several Government regulations,
ie Fire, Health and Safety and Electrical Installations which need to
be complied with. The Gallery requires some modernisation, but we must
ensure the charm and character of the building is not compromised. There
is more work to do than this grant will allow, but we intend to use this
grant to complete a major part of the main area, and to make the area
safe ready for governmental inspections.
It is imperative
that the building remains fully operational throughout these renovations.
Both sides of the gallery have decaying walls caused by damp. The cause
of the damp has been dealt with by the repair of the roof in Phase 1.
However, the walls need to be ripped open and there are rotten wooden
timbers that need to be removed and replaced.
Wall to left with temporary covering
to right has been exposed to show full damage
of the damage as seen from the ground floor
The balcony has no handrails as they were not considered all those years
ago, during the original construction. Modern Health and Safety legislation
sets out the minimum requirement to which we need to comply.
Gold demonstrates how low the rail is. Her hands are at the position
where the railings should be raised to
Fire regulations require new style push bars on the fire exits, exit signs
and fire extinguishers..
Fire doors have no push bars
The electric work is unsafe, and although some emergency work was undertaken
in Phase 2, the work needs completing and a NIC report issued to comply
with the law and for insurance purposes.
is falling from the ceiling - some have
been renewed to make the electric safe
new cables have been put in place ready for connecting to the ring
Gold - Project Manager
38 years old, born Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex. Michael is a self-motivated
computer professional and project manager. He has worked with people of
all ages and levels of skill.
He is an
experienced team manager and an excellent communicator. His strong negotiation
skills allows him to obtain the best deals for whomever he works for.
with a wealth of knowledge relevant to this project, obtained over the
last three years, whilst working for an international, corporate, property
always worked tirelessly for the good of the community. He has been a
voluntary youth worker for many years and has worked with children and
adults with special needs.
has not been confined to the private sector. His tireless and selfless
commitment to the wider multi-cultural community is evidenced by:
developed the world's first talking CD and Video catalogue for
blind computer users.
Michael developed the only multi-racial voluntary drugs support
program in London and the County of Essex..
contact details are:
(0)20 8925 1997
Cell: +44 (0)7946 169141
Fax: +44 (0)871 661 6289
Jones - Surveyor
Date of Birth: 1st April 1950
Marital Status: Married with two daughters
Professional Qualifications: MRICS [ELECTED 1973], IRRV.
2003 - TO DATE: Freelance Rating Adviser
1993 - 2003 Rating Partner - Knight Frank
1990 - 1993 Associate Partner - Knight Frank
1988 - 1990 Senior Surveyor - Knight Frank
1983 - 1988 City Of London Valuation Office
- 1983 Hackney Valuation Office
1973 - 1977 Enfield Valuation Office
- 1973 Waltham Forest Valuation Office
Major Clients Last Year
N. M. Rothschild
Goldsmiths And Salters Companies
Toys 'R' Us
National Criminal Intelligence Service
Petroplus Tank Storage Milford Haven
Holland And Holland (Gunsmiths)
Gallagher Ltd - Builders
of Poultney and Gallagher Ltd worked together for a period of 30 years
at JW Falkner & Sons Ltd, a company specialising in restoration, alteration
and refurbishment work.
of completed contracts covers a wide spectrum; from churches such as St
Stephens Walbrook, All Souls Langham Place to the Royal Academy of Arts,
Soanes Museum and London Clubs to commercial clients requiring a high
quality of service.
under the direction of Brian Poultney the company developed its reputation
for taking pride in the quality of work produced and in completing projects
on time and within budget, but most importantly, for honesty in dealing
with clients, their professionals and subcontractors alike.
demise of the Falkner group in 1993 the Royal Academy of Arts asked Brian
Poultney and John Gallagher (former Managing Director and Contracts Director
respectively) to continue with the ongoing refurbishment of the galleries.
It is now
10 years since Poultney Gallagher Ltd was set up, and appropriately celebrated
the newly restored 'Fine Rooms' recently opened to the general public
for the first time by HRH Prince of Wales.
only a small team, Poultney Gallagher Ltd are able to complete this type
of work through their team of operatives and by their special relationship
with their trade specialists who they have worked with for many years.
the Royal Academy is the main stay of their workload, they do other work,
but only for established clients or by personal recommendation. Even the
most straight-forward contracts have benefited from positive and experienced
Gallagher Ltd are able to manage works in difficult conditions to a very
high standard. The work at The Royal Academy of Arts was carried out with
the building open to the public 365 days a year, and coordinated around
numerous, high profile, exhibitions.