Heritage buildings require a different mindset where time proven construction may not comply with modern codes and engineering judgement is required to minimise the intervention required. We enjoy working with English Heritage and are proud to have brought tired and derelict buildings back into commercial use.
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Cast Iron Conservatory, Chorleywood
This grade listed conservatory need to be dismantled to be repaired. The concern was in removing the glazing, how far would the frame move? We devised a dismantling plan for the cast iron specialist, which was agreed with the conservation officer and client.
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Total development consisting of 327 residential units with 550m2 of commercial space. The existing military building is being converted into 143 residential units combining apartments and town houses. Brickwork and timber repairs together with the structural alterations were carried out to the buildings working in conjunction with English Heritage.
Seal Stables is an enclosed quadrangle. A fire destroyed the roof to over a third of the stables. Our investigations included checking the steel beams for creep in the elevated temperatures and the stone dormers for spauling. We were able to demonstrate that the steels could be salvaged.
Reuters Building, Fleet Street
The key to the refurbishment of this Lutyen’s office was the distribution of the services. This was achieved by removing the downstand beams across the central bay by recasting the slab to span the long direction across the width of the building.
St Thomas’s Church
This deconsecrated grade 2 star church, settled over 90mm with the construction of the Jubilee Line platforms at London Bridge and was left derelict and on the EH list of buildings in danger. We stabilised the structure, removed the temporary supports, repaired 20mm cracks in the belfry and brought the building back into commercial use as an office.