February 2021

Kings Hall Leisure Centre

Specialist surveys in the month seemed to disproportionally take into account fine and complex roof structures around England and Scotland – both historic and contemporary.  Notable examples were the roofs of King’s Hall Leisure centre for the London Borough of Hackney, Smithfield Market for the Museum of London, Bedfordwell Pumping Station for Eastbourne Council, the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington and Nottingham Castle.  Failing contemporary ‘green’ roofs were sadly a feature in Scotland and the impact of mould growth a feature in England

The unexpected snow added a picturesque backdrop to some of the surveys and of course to Netley House itself

H+R were pleased to be appointed by The British Museum to undertake an extensive programme of investigative work centred on the iconic central museum building by Smirke.  In addition, work continues at Liberty in Regent Street and at Martello Tower E in Clacton-on-Sea

Work progresses for colleges in Oxford with more commissions at Trinity, Oriel and Christ Church

H+R have continued their recruitment drive with the addition of a new surveyor for the Manchester Office.  Christiana Shovlin is a building conservation graduate and conservator