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St James Priory Silbury Hill Greenway New School Hall New Residential Development

Greenway, Devon

The conservation project undertaken on behalf of the National Trust, was carried out between June 2007 and April 2009 and comprised the refurbishment and alteration work to the 18th century Grade 2* Listed building of historic and valuable importance.

The erection of sheeted scaffold structures, including a temporary roof, facilitated the removal and the replacement of the lead, slated and felted roof coverings, involving remedial  works to chimneys, bell tower, rainwater goods etc. and included associated repairs and stabilisation of the roof structures and substrates, and provision of new safety anchorages and running lines.

Conservation, repair and remediation works to external masonry of walls involved the JOS system and included stitch drilling and underpinning works. Repairs were carried out to timbers and the historic glazing of windows and doors including lintols, together with internal joinery repairs and flooring reinstatement works. The historic plasterwork was repaired and renewed as necessary with timber lath and lime plaster, followed by the conservation renewal of decorative finishes. Fireplaces were refurbished and flues were cleaned and lined.

The formation of new openings within walls/floors created improved public access into ground and first floor areas. In addition, the creation
of a holiday letting apartment and staff accommodation on first and second floors was undertaken including upgrading existing staircases and fire escapes.

The existing plumbing and heating systems were removed and renewed, that involved the installation of new ground source heating and
oil-fired boiler installation. The incoming electrical supply was upgraded to three phase and the electrical installations including alarms systems were installed.

Demolitions and site clearance within the grounds were undertaken for new incoming services and oil tank installations, associated plant rooms, and upgrading of swimming pool and drainage installations, together with demolitions and site clearance within the derelict garden store and subsequent rebuilding to form new toilet facilities, including associated electrical, plumbing and drainage services.

Another project to form a new visitor reception building was undertaken between January 2008 and April 2009, and comprised the partial demolition, site clearance and alterations to the existing high masonry walling to south-west perimeter of the stable block courtyard to form new access, retaining walling and single storey timber framed reception building and adjacent disabled WC facility. New associated electrical and mechanical services, including under floor heating within a limecrete floor slab were installed connected via existing underground ducts into the existing stable block premises.

Hard and soft landscaping, including external lighting and foul/storm water disposal system routed beyond the south side of the driveway adjacent to the site were carried out including repairs and upgrading the surfaces to the driveways, car park areas and renewal of wrought iron gates to the lodge entrance. A further project for the refurbishment, up-grading and a new extension building was undertaken between January and July 2010, to create new kitchen and barn cafe facilities.