Marlborough corridor

North Block Marlborough College


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...

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