PROJECT: LEWES TOWN HALL
CLIENT: LEWES TOWN COUNCIL
A sympathetic restoration to a prominent Grade II listed Town Hall. The building has significant historical value to the town of Lewes and built on the site of The Old Star Inn c14, the undercrofts of which still remain and were used to imprison 10-17 martyrs, who were burned at the stake within a few yards of the site.
The works entailed new slate roof coverings, repointing and the reconsolidation of brick chimney stacks, re-bedding of pots and addressing loose flaunching, new Code 6 lead flashings with rolled mop stick back gutters.
Extensive decorative repairs to the existing red brick and terracotta façade, swags and fluting with repairs to rusticated Portland stone pilasters. The replacement of decayed sash windows and flower boxes. New hardwood stollage and supports to existing flag pole and gilding to cast iron features.
BLB Surveyors Ltd were instrumental in advising the Town Council on recommending suitable repair methods, the close liaison with Conservation, cost management, preparation of pricing documentation, procurement, architectural support, contract administration and mitigating health and safety issues