The Restoration team have undertaken extensive mortar and stone repairs to the south façade of this historic building, and treated the existing steelwork with Epigrip. Façade restraints were installed to stabilise the existing stonework and two new floors dug down behind, to change the existing levels and create basement areas.
In addition the team have also undertaken extensive work to the hard landscaping to the front of the building and along Church Walk to the side. The existing cobble sets, York stone paving and granite sets and kerbs were removed and stored. Szerelmey have reinstated the paving, replacing damaged pieces with stone to match as required. New Forest of Dean sandstone paving was laid to Church Walk with Szerelmey undertaking the drainage works as well. Temporary tarmac was laid to the front of St Helen’s Place which will remain for two years while ongoing works are carried out to adjacent buildings.
Finally, Szerelmey reinstated the original Victorian gas lamps around St Helen’s Place.