Monday, 13 July 2015

Rudyard near Leek - new Conservation Area - appraisal underway July 2015

A potential reservoir-based conservation area - is it a first?

Greenbank Hall Chester - progress

The scaffolding has come down (July 2015) and the restoration is taking shape under Owen Ellis Architects instruction.  Thanks to Neil for these latest images. Very exciting to see the building rise like a phoenix. If ever there was a case for proper restoration, this is it.  Sash windows have replaced steel ones inserted whilst used as a college - yes, they are single-glazed, restored in conjunction with the original sash boxes found during the refurbishment. Lead-roll flat roofs have replaced felt.   Exemplary and bold restoration by the developer.

Secondary service 'wing' with roof of the early 20th century, restored in lead and natural slate.  For a view of the former appearance in felt see below!!