November 2021

Of interest in the month has been extensive work to the chapel within the active prison at HMP Wandsworth. Such work is very time consuming due to the environment and the unsurprising limits on the use of ladders and drones!

More refreshing, but a challenge logistically, was having a large team on site at York House in Penzance for a week supporting a developer trying to refurbish a fire damaged building. More straightforward project work included a return to Kenwood House in Hampstead.  Also the old Fine Art Society Gallery in New Bond Street where Sargent and Whistler launched their careers.  It was the oldest commercial gallery in London still based in its original premises and a sad reflection on the changes in that part of Mayfair  https://www.thefineartsociety.com.  There was also a trip to Clonakilty in Ireland and the delightful time capsule of St Mary’s Church in Mundon run by the wonderful organisation Friends of Friendless Churches

https://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/church/st-marys-mundon-essex/

The H+R Northern Office in Manchester has had an interesting month with new project work ranging from Romiley Station signal box to Liverpool Cathedral and everything inbetween including the Poem mausoleum in Bodnant Garden, The Old Dairy at Greys Court, Kings Hall Leisure Centre in Lower Clapton, Park End Barn for Radley College, Rutland Mills and the spire of All Saints Church in Burton Lonsdale