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Summary

St Nicholas is a Grade II* listed Leicestershire church dating back to the 13th century. Stabilisation and consolidation works to the north wall were required to prevent further movement and damage.

The brief

Externally, the wall was leaning and bowing outwards, while internally it was cracking. We were appointed to carry out a survey to assess the damage and provide advice for full investigation works and repairs. An English Heritage grant was awarded on the basis of this report and we were required to complete the investigation works, produce the scope of repair and oversee the works on site.

Our response

We worked closely with English Heritage on a year-long monitoring and investigation programme, reviewing options for foundation consolidation and stabilising the north wall. To stabilise the wall we proposed and oversaw the underpinning of the wall. Extensive repointing was undertaken and the roof reinstated following lead theft.

Key facts

  • We proposed stabilising and underpinning the ancient Grade II* listed church.
  • We intensively monitored and investigated, working with English Heritage.
  • Our report successfully¬†secured a grant.

Project Information

Client: Parochial Church Council of St Nicholas Church, Shangton

Value: £45,000