Reconstruction of an historically significant residential building originally built for the Irish painter George William Joy and his wife, over time, this striking four-storey red brick property had been converted into apartments. In 2004, a new owner bought the building and embarked on its conversion back to a single dwelling with a floor area of approximately 20,000 square feet.
The project had a few challenges which were solved by working alongside the main contractor and architect on the design and structure of the new facades from the outset. In 2009, the masonry work had already begun when the new basement was added to the works. Masonry and brickwork had to continue during excavation, but not from the ground up! We employed a system to fix the required stainless steel corbel brackets on three sides. This allowed the masonry programme to continue. Once the basement had been completed, we completed its work on the lower third of each façade.
Main Contractor: Tiko Construction Ltd
Architect: Wolff Architects Ltd
Materials: Hartham Park Bath Stone, Portland Limestone