Stonebridge School is one of the last nineteenth century buildings still standing in its neighbourhood and has served the surrounding community for 120 years. It is a remarkable example of operational heritage. Built by a Willesden School Board architect who was known for his exuberant and grand designs, the School was much larger and far more imposing than many of those found nearby. Now listed as a Grade II building of national importance, its refurbishment closely followed the advice of a conservation officer and was carried out to a tight programme during School term time. Day-to-day liaising with the school was necessary to ensure a smooth operation.
Our works included:
- Window replacement to match existing: the internal and external trims with detailed mouldings were matched; dormer ceilings were supported internally to allow existing windows to be removed.
- Roofing: new lead work to 6 dormer roofs; gutter repairs and sealing to all joints; new lead loft hatch matched to existing.
- Specialist cleaning: Doff cleaning system used samples approved by conservation office.
- Stone and brick repairs: render repair works to the existing columns and stonework dormers were carried out after samples were taken on the existing mortar at two different depths.
- Internal and External refurbishment of 2 large outbuildings, previously part of Welsh School.