Listed Building Restoration, Brighton

Replacement stone balcony

Structural restoration work to the bay and balcony at a 5-storey Grade II house at 41 Grand Parade is progressing well.

Gyoury Self has acted as Consulting Structural Engineers, providing detailed calculations and designs for the reconstruction works which are currently underway at the distinctive heritage property overlooking the Old Steine in Central Brighton.

Restored parapet and bayThe original segmental bay, which rises through all storeys of the Regency property, was in poor condition and had moved significantly due to the weight of the cast iron and stone balcony it supported at first floor level.

The new works have involved installation of a small but complicated galvanised steel frame between ground and first floors, with beams cantilevering out to provide support to the replacement stone slab balcony.

A timber carcass for the full height of the balcony has also been installed and a render ‘scratch coat’ applied. The first of the new window frames is now in place.

All restoration works are being carried out by building refurbishment specialists Deacon Building Contractors. Contract specification, administration and supervision for the works is being provided by Coppard Giles chartered surveyors.

Our structural services for the restoration project at 41 Grand Parade included:

  • Structural Defects Analysis
  • Structural Reporting
  • Structural Calculations
  • Detailed Designs
  • Schedule of Structural Works

This is the second restoration project we have carried out at Grand Parade in recent months. We provided similar structural engineering services for another five-storey, mid-18th Century, Grade II listed terrace house at 22 Grand Parade.

The heritage property required extensive restoration works to the front bay, balustrade and canopy due to their deteriorated condition and inadequate structural support.


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