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Summary

St Michael’s is a 14th century, Grade II* listed church at Brooksby College, Leicestershire. Urgent and extensive repairs, funded by English Heritage, were required to the spire, parapets, gutters and stonework.

The brief

The spire was in a precarious condition and the leaking parapet gutters were damaging a white marble 18th century monument. Roof timbers had been severely damaged by damp and the masonry to the external walls was in urgent need of repair. We were required to assess the works, scope the repairs and manage the contractor on site while working closely with the client and English Heritage.

Our response

This extent and sensitivity of the works provided a considerable challenge. We identified serious structural faults in the spire, which required the main part to be fully dismantled and rebuilt. We worked closely with the stonemason to source matching stone.

Key facts

  • We rebuilt the spire and carried out essential masonry repairs.
  • We coordinated the sourcing of matching stone and mortars.
  • We maintained the important historical features and safeguarded a fine period building for the community.

Project Information

Client: Parochial Church Council of St Michael’s Brooksby

Value: £157,000