We are now midway through this thoroughly rewarding contract involving redecoration and reintegration of schemes by J. G. Crace.
What we love about this project is that it is so visually rewarding. Fire damaged interiors or any fire damaged building for that matter can trigger a mixture of powerful emotions in us. Having this initial connection with the building, and an opportunity to nurse it back to life; saving it for future generations is why our profession and the people that work in it are so passionate about its principles and endeavors.
The work has presented a handful of scenarios to date which we have needed to overcome such as the redecoration of plaster suffering from magnesium sulphate salt efflorescence, and the sometimes confusing reintegration of complex stencilling to previous schemes with less than strict symmetry. All these things add interest to the day to day activities of cleaning, consolidation and retouching.
Above an image of what’s been achieved in the Octagonal Hall.
For a video on the this project visit the Austin Newport website via the link http://www.austinnewport.co.uk/projects/weston-super-mare-bb.php
Architect: The Regeneration Practice Limited, London.