Constructed in 1823, St George’s Church is Grade II* Listed and was designated at risk by English Heritage following roof failures and timber decay. As the only Serbian Orthodox Church in the county, it’s a focal point for the Serbian community and we were commissioned to restore it.

The brief

The work involved significant gutter replacements and timber repairs to the nave roof, two west lobby roofs and the chancel roof. High level masonry repairs were needed to stabilise the nave, chapel and lobby parapets. Structural timber repairs were required to areas affected by dry rot and work was needed on the original ribbed plaster ceilings.

Our response

Our team assessed the works, scoped the repairs and managed the contractor, working closely with the client, English Heritage and Leicester City Council.

Key facts

  • We helped secure funding through two English Heritage grants.
  • We held in-depth consultations with English Heritage and Leicester City Council.
  • We carried out extensive repairs following water damage and dry rot.
  • We made sure new work was in keeping with original materials and techniques.

Project Information

Client: St George’s Serbian Orthodox Church, Leicester

Value: £242,000