Restoration Projects

St Nicholas Cole Abbey

Client: St Nicholas Cole Abbey Centre for Workplace Ministry

Principal Contractor: Szerelmey

Architect: Studio Webb Architects

Package Value: £400K

Szerelmey were contracted to restore and renovate this historical building and undertook a number of new internal elements.

All stonework flooring was chemically deep cleaned using a concentrated liquid stone cleaner to remove old adhesives, plaster and ingrained soiling. The surface was machine abraded with an appropriate abrasive disc range to leave a smooth and honed 120 grit finish. Finally the stone was treated with several coats of natural stone impregnating sealer to protect the surface. Impressive glass screens were installed between three large internal arches and Szerelmey installed a new semi-commercial kitchen and restroom facilities. New flooring was laid, electrics and lighting installed, a new boiler put in and underfloor heating laid. In addition Szerelmey constructed a new mezzanine level within the church and facilitated the new circulation of foot passage to accommodate this.

Externally, Szerelmey laid Forest of Dean sandstone paving edged with plum slate chippings. Glass balustrading was installed around the perimeter of this new outside area with resin bound gravel pathways and redecorated metal railings.