The works primarily comprised the sympathetic refurbishment of the Black Gate to provide a mix of office accommodation and display space to enable the building to operate as a Museum/Visitor Attraction, which included demolition and alteration of the existing masonry fabric, traditional plaster repairs, repairs to existing timber windows & doors, new partitions, mechanical & electrical installations and general finishes to floors, walls & ceilings. The works also comprised the construction of an external lift shaft, a steel framed structure with oak cladding. In addition, traditional oak access bridges were replaced.
This project involved close and open co-operation with the Client, the Design Team and the End User to ensure that all alterations were carried out as the specification, within budget and programme.
Boathouse Extension & Sea Defences, Staithes
The works comprised demolition of part of the building, and a new extension to the side and rear of the lifeboat station for crew changing and tractor house. The existing Grade 2 Listed boathouse was refurbished, and additional works included the realignment of the existing sea wall to allow widening of the road from the station to the slipway.
All debris from the cliff which had fallen was removed to an off-site tip.
Careful consideration and planning had to be given to the local community to minimise disruption and maintain access for local residents and businesses, and external brickwork required approval from North Yorkshire Moors to meet planning conditions surrounding the building’s listing.
Egton CofE Primary School Governers
This project involved sensitive internal alterations to a school building opened in 1874 to form a new mezzanine floor to create new offices, teaching area, reception and stores.
The structural steelwork and mezzanine floor was supported off the existing walls of the building by attaching columns to the wall. This significant feat of engineering was undertaken to ensure the most sympathetic construction solution to maintain the character of the historic building.
The works were carried out to a very strict timescale to minimise disruption to the normal operation of the school, within budget, with no safety incidents and to the satisfaction of the Client.
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