Conservation and Listed Buildings
Throughout Buxton’s history we have undertaken a variety of projects to listed and historic buildings. This experience ranges from small scale repairs and refurbishment to the complete rebuilding of dilapidated properties, within tight, inner city terraces and large, country estates.
Our team can display an expertise in the specialist requirements, legislation and appropriate construction methods required for working within listed buildings and bring with them the benefit of years of experience to each project. In all listed and historic projects we take great care in working to preserve and restore desirable features with close liaison with English Heritage and other authorities as experience under archaelogical watching briefs.
Sensitivity is paramount in any work, no matter the size or scale, but particularly with Listed work. Close management and careful selection of all specialist subcontractors is vital in making the project a seamless process from start to finish whilst achieving the highest level of quality required in line with the consent provided.
Client: The Cathedral Church of The Holy Spirit
Architect: Thomas Ford & Partners
PQS: Pierce Hill Consulting LLP
Structural Engineer: Adrian Cox Associates
M&E Consultant: Chris Reading & Associates.
Programme: 57 Weeks
The project involved the removal of the acoustic plaster and subsequent re-decoration of the vaulted ceilings.
We removed asbestos to affected areas and decorated the existing lime plaster walls whilst cleaning the existing Ashlar stonework at the same time.
The Cathedral remained open and activities continued to take place with visitors able to walk around designated areas to see the works being undertaken.
The project took excellent organisation and project management skills. ‘Pyramid’ scaffolding was erected to cover the whole ceiling to enable plastering, redecoration and lighting to be installed, this involved large steel beams being hung from the columns in the Nave to support the deck.
A platform lift and ramp was constructed outside the existing North East entrance, with a further ramp constructed to the west entrance. ‘Monk bond’ brickwork was used to match the existing Cathedral brickwork.
During the works we held two open day's for the public and had great fun participating in a charity abseil.