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Glossop Town Hall Restoration

Architecture
Conservation

Working closely with High Peak Borough Council, we led the sensitive building fabric restoration work on the Grade 2 listed Glossop Town Hall. The repair works, which completed in Spring 2020, secured this iconic building for future generations and enabling it to be brought back for community use.

Dating back to 1838 and constructed in the Classical style, the Town Hall was vacant for a number of years with the exception of the Market Hall and Arcade, to which special attention was given to maintain full operation and provide safe public access to these heavily used areas throughout the conservation work. Our in-house Heritage specialist, registered with the Architects Accredited in Building Conservation [AABC], collaborated with and co-ordinated a range of sub-consultants specialising in asbestos, damp and rot, horology and historic paint, to stabilise the building fabric in preparation for the second phase of fit-out work.

The conservation work consisted of:-

  • Stripping and decontamination of rare tonne slates for reuse on the main roof
  • Complete strip – including rafters – and renewal of all pitched roofs. The main structural elements were checked and retained where possible.
  • Restoration of the clock tower and repair of the clock, with appropriate historic paint schemes
  • Re-rendering of the extensions
  • Survey and castings taken of the original lathe and plaster ceilings and ornate mouldings to enable faithful restoration in future phases of work. The original laylight has been protected and retained.
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