Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been named as the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognising the Observatory’s tremendous scientific endeavours and its role in achieving a transformational understanding of the Universe.
It has been at the forefront of astronomical research since its inception in 1945 and tracked US and Russian craft during the space race and is dominated by the landmark Lovell Telescope.
The Observatory has become UK’s 32nd site to be added to the prestigious list alongside international sites such as Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.
Hickman Shearer currently provides insurance valuation services and advice to the University of Manchester, which includes the Jodrell Bank site.
The University required a reinstatement cost insurance valuation of all non-land and building assets.
Located over 360 UK sites across 3 faculties: Biology, Medicine & Health, Science & Engineering and Humanities, the assets included many state of the art research and engineering assets as well as the historic John Rylands library and legendary Jodrell Bank telescope facility.