The £1.2m re-roofing and internal refurbishment of North Block, the English Department at Marlborough College, Wiltshire is nearing completion.
The project involved completely re-roofing the C19th Listed Building to address roof leaks and also major repairs to failing brickwork on the façade. The brickwork has also been repointed in a more suitable lime mortar and cleaned.
The building now has new wiring, plumbing, heating and mechanical ventilation to ensure students have a comfortable environment in which to study.
As part of an ongoing phased project across two years, four of the classrooms have been completely refurbished including repairs to original casement leaded windows and new conservation style secondary glazing to address issues of heat loss and noise from the adjacent road disturbing teaching.
Classrooms have been refitted with new furniture, fixings and carpets to complement the existing historic interiors.
The project was time critical with works programmed to be completed over the summer break to avoid disruption to the College. The design team, contractor and client have worked closely together to complete the works in this phase allowing teaching staff to reoccupy their classrooms ready for the new term.