Croydon Town Hall – Croydon, Surrey
Grade II listed c.1896 by Charles Henman Jnr. External conservation works to the façades of the Municipal Victorian Council buildings including the Clock Tower, Public Library and Corn Exchange. Stonewest were initially requested to carry out consultancy work to investigate the façade condition and submit a detailed scope of works to the consultant. On completion of this element Stonewest were instructed to complete all works laid out within the survey documents.
The works involved:
- Façade survey and submission of schedules of work with repair specifications.
- Bay window dismantle and re-build with some new elements.
- High level gables and chimneys re-building following our engineers assessment.
- Steel work repairs and replacement to large scale internal beam-work.
- Brick work replacement to match existing to chimneys and facades.
- Stonework replacement where heavily eroded to weathering profiles, replacement works carried out on site using banker stations within the confines of the high level scaffold.
- Lime mortar “plastic” repairs to weathering profiles of masonry.
- Lime mortars re-pointing works to open joints.
- Specially designed pointing mixes using natural pigments and sourced sands, backing mortar and alternate stopping mortar.
- Façade cleaning using variable temperature / variable pressure steam system following trials.
- Wrought iron railings dismantle; repairs and re-building to lower levels.