We recently undertook an interesting engineering project which has helped put the finishing touches to the newly restored Shelter Hall building on Brighton Seafront.
As the original Victorian facades needed to be replaced, we were called upon by Ross Renovation Limited to devise an engineering solution to facilitate the installation of several tonnes of decorative masonry.
Our engineers provided structural design calculations for a steel frame to carry the travelling jacking beams necessary to manoeuvre and position the impressive carved stonework lintels and Neptune heads that are an integral part of the building structure.
These works form part of the 3rd phase of restoration works of the Victorian façade being carried out by Edburton Contractors.
The new Shelter Hall will be a larger version of the original Shelter Hall, which dates from the 1880s. For the past two years, the Shelter Hall has been undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment as part of a wider investment in the seafront by Brighton and Hove City Council. It will be reopened next summer as a food hall featuring local independent traders.
It is always a pleasure to be involved in projects which help to restore and preserve historic buildings, especially in and around our office locations. We have provided structural engineering input on a number of listed local landmarks including the Grade II listed Sealife Brighton Aquarium and Grade I Marlborough House in Brighton, as well as the Grade II listed Portsmouth Guildhall Bell Tower; home of the famous ‘Pompey Chimes’.
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