Welcome to issue 39­­­ of Conservation and Heritage Journal


Welcome to issue 39­­­ of Conservation and Heritage Journal  

A special welcome to all our readers. In this issue we feature some amazing work including, Coventry Cathedral’s first major building project since its consecration in 1962. Architects A&RMÉ ltd, led by Cathedral Architect  Kelley Christ, worked closely with the Cathedral’s Making Space for Hope Project Board and statutory consultees to deliver the programe of work within very tight timescales.

Szerelmey Restoration has been restoring buildings for many decades, and during the course of that time has worked on some of the most iconic and historic buildings, these now include seven historic retained facades along New Bond Street and Brook Street as well as an iconic Grade II* listed property on Hanover Square.  We will cover this project in more depth in our next issue.

We are proud to feature the restoration of  Britain’s last bell foundry, John Taylor & Co of Loughborough has been casting bells in the town since it relocated there in 1839. Also Braemar Castle, after 18 months under lock and key, the Castle opened its doors this month to reveal a startling transformation.

The iconic Handel and Hendrix in London reopened to the public earlier this year following a £2 million,
fifteen-month construction project to complete the restoration of George Frideric Handel’s (1685-1759) home at 25 Brook Street.

For owners and managers of heritage buildings, the on-going list of maintenance and repair work can often omit pest control. In an article by John Horsley, Technical Support Officer at British Pest Control Association (BPCA), John explains how professional pest control can play a key role in the protection and preservation of our heritage buildings.

Rooflglaze describe the projects at the V&A Museum Kensington, as a Grade 1 listed building with millions of visitors a year, the V&A Museum Kensington, London is a site of significant heritage architecture. The museum is part way through an ambitious development programme.

Stowe House in Buckinghamshire is recognised as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the country. We highlight Purcell’s restoration programme on page 54.

If you have a project that you wish to be featured please contact us via email.

Nigel Hector


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