EXTERNAL FABRIC REPAIRS
OF GRADE II LISTED BUILDING

Gonville & Caius College
Cambridge

The building’s fabric had a number of problems, ranging from leaking roofs through to extensive use of cementitious repairs to the delicate Ancaster limestone which had caused extensive erosion.

What we did

  • Provided detailed inspection surveys and recording of the fabric.

  • Obtained samples and specified matching materials.

  • Worked out and agreed the phasing of a seven year period to cause the least disruption to the College.

  • A number of gargoyles were found to be in a hazardous condition and eight new gargoyles were carved as replacements.


Result

  • Undertaking the work in a phased and measured way allowed the client to budget and plan for the work over a seven-year period.

  • The completed work will have a lifespan of in excess of 50 years.

  • Our in-depth knowledge of conservation and restoration techniques and materials provided added value to the project.


gonville caius building surveying2

 

Stonework in excess of 

50

tonnes per chimney

 

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