HOLLAND PARK, W11
External restoration of Victoria mansion house, including façade cleaning, brick restoration, forming of new high level cornices and profiled bands, and repairs to rusticated render bands.
Restoration of front portico and columns and rendering of lower ground floor external walls, vaults and retaining walls.
Manufacture and construction of concrete fifty metre long bottle balustrade wall to perimeter of property, to match existing bottles on front façade, including new blockworks foundation and di-blocks, columns, bases and cappings all profiled to match existing, together with new retain walls to entrance portico.
HEATH STREET CHURCH, HAMPSTEAD, NW3
Permanens recently completed the restoration of the two spires and belfry towers together with high level front gable and tracery window restoration of this gothic Baptist church over a 9 month period.
Our own craftsmen reformed mouldings, hoods, cornice and stone bands using bath stone dust and lime, profiling to existing details and our stone masons, carved new bath stone cornices and fixed indents, all carved on site.
Our works also involved removing the top two metres of the north spire top, split in eight places following a lightning strike, carving a new 2m tall section of ribbed solid bath stone spire top on site.
The discovery of an existing cast Iron structural rod set through the centre of the spire, resulted in the new spire top having to be formed in four pieces fixed together on site, and being hoisted through the scaffolding towers rather than craning in as one piece as originally planned.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - CENTRAL LIBRARY
As part of the Library refurbishment project, the Permanens team carried out the repairs and external cleaning to the concrete panelling of the Library Building at Imperial College’s main campus in Kensington, together with external repairs and alteration to accommodate new services and plant installation, housed within the glass finned entrance canopy.
The Library was in use 24 hours a day and works were carried out whilst the Library was in occupation and during revision and exam periods, co-ordinating around the Library operations during this sensitive period.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - DYSON BUILDING
Funded by Sir James Dyson to form the new ICL Engineering centre at the Kensington Campus, member of the Permanens team managed the refurbishment and restoration of the old Post Office building at Entrance to the South Kensington Campus off Exhibition Road.
External refurbishment works included the complete reroofing of the flat areas, external stone cleaning, brick repairs and redecoration works.
The site is located at the main entrance and thoroughfare of the Campus, and the ground floor of the building was occupied by the Science Museum’s school party tour department during the works, so working around school children, and logistics was a key factor in delivering the project.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC – OPERA SUITE
The construction of the new Opera practice suites within the Royal Academy of Music was carried out by member of the Permanens team.
The works included infilling between four different buildings, of differing ages and construction to form a new copper roof clad steel frame structure and infill building.
The original structure being adjoined was littered with asbestos and being landlocked, with the surrounding building being an occupied music archive store, and teaching studios and classrooms, works had to be phased and co-ordination was key to ensuring minimal disruption to the occupants.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC – MAIN RECEPTION
A second project at the Royal Academy of Music, the team carried out the refurbishment and restoration of the main entrance reception area.
Works including restoring the mosaic floor and infilling with new mosaic to match the existing style and design, repairs and restoration to the marble walls and columns, together with refurbishing the plaster arches.
Works were phased and carried out whilst the reception area was in use.
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX – FREEMAN BUILDING
The Permanens team carried out the external envelope repairs and refurbishment of this existing building, being refurbished to form a new Law department at the Sussex University main Falmer campus.
External works included brickworks repairs, decorations and roofing repairs to the curved roof structure, forming new rooflights in the structure as part of the internal fit out and refurbishment works.
Works were carried out over a 30 week period, in a business university campus.
COVENTRY UNIVERISTY - DAGENHAM CAMPUS
Forming the new London campus of Coventry University, located in Dagenham, East London, alongside a full refurbishment and fit out of the old Council building, the external envelope of the building was refurbished and restored.
Works included reroofing, stone and brick cleaning, together with stone and brick repairs and repointing, together with external redecorations.
Works were undertaken in two phases so that the University could open its new campus and accept students, with the 2nd phase of the project being carried out whilst he building was in occupation, which included façade alterations alongside the refurbishment.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Works were undertaken to the listed faced whilst the building was in occupation.
Fully scaffolded, the façade was cleaned with a nebulous spray and soft brushes to the intricate stone detailing, prior to undertaking a full restoration of the stone and brick facade, piecing in new stone where cracked, and refacing and replacing of brickwork, together with brick and stone repointing.
The roof was repaired and overhauled and the façade redecorated on completion of the stone restoration works.
JOHN CASS SCHOOL - ALDGATE
Permanens carried out the external stone cleaning, repairs and restoration of this heritage school in Aldgate, East London.
The building was fully scaffolded whilst the works were carried out during term time.
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY – OCTAGON BUILDING
As part of the internal and external refurbishment of the Octagon Building, at Queen Mary University, often used for filming of Mastermind, Permanens carried out the external envelope repairs and refurbishment of this heritage building, forming the Universities Library.
Works were carried out during normal working hours, whilst in occupation with works phased to minimise disruption to the users.
Projects undertaken by the Permanens Team