Cafe Royal, London - Client: BARCO Investments
Role: Director/Contracts Manager for Cliveden Conservation
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Spencer Hall Historic Building Conservation are skilled and capable of completing all works from initial consultation through to the delivery of complex projects in both the private and public sector.
SHHBC will often conduct detailed research papers into the projects undertaken and then complete a diagnostic assessment of the building/object in question. This will normally consider significance, context and a philosophy of approach together with an assessment of the decay factors and recommendations for conservation.
Our works can and often include;
· Advisory Services
· Survey Writing
· Defect Scheduling
· Material Analysis
· The Development of Specifications
Spencer and team are widely experienced in working on a range of differing traditional materials and have completed numerous conservation projects to both objects and the architecture that contains it.
Historic buildings and associated structures have a unique set of requirements which require a thorough understanding of context, materials and significance. To successfully project manage these works to conclusion it is important to not only have a deep understanding of the processes used, but also the methods by which to record and communicate interventions. SHHBC have over 25 years of experience working for some of the nations most respected heritage custodians - we pride ourselves on delivery.
Spencer is competent and producing in-depth reports on the existing condition of buildings and objects. This will largely involve an overview of the historic context in which the sculpture/building sits and a detailed examination of both original and later interventions. All recording is completed in concise detail often supported by annotated drawings and high resolution photography. These reports then act as an archive going forwards and can be used to help secure grant funding and aid Listed Building Application approval. Spencer is also regularly asked to undertake condition surveys of suitable content to help develop wider scale conservation and restoration strategies
SHHBC will, for the right client, undertake specialist contracting works.
Often this is the logical conclusion to surveying and the identification of the pathology of failure, once issues are fully understood. This puts SHHBC in a unique position to identify problems, recommend solutions and then make good damage.
Works are undertaken by a trusted team of highly skilled professionals to uncompromising standards and delivered by Spencer personally.