THE iconic Mary Rose Museum is set to open this year.
Its opening was delayed so the 10,000 Tudor artefacts that come with the ship can be moved in without fear of damage.
Warings started work in October 2010 – 500 years after shipwrights began building Henry VIII’s flagship.
The work was completed in September in under two years, which is the same time it took to build the 16th century warship.
The company said it was ‘one of the biggest and most technically challenging museum projects in Europe’.
The oblong structure had to be built around the hull of the Mary Rose in a Grade II listed dry dock while the wreck is still being sprayed with a wax preservative.
The challenge was magnified by English Heritage which said the dock must be able to be returned to its original state if need be in the future, which meant no drilling into the dock itself.