Town Hall Berkhamstead

The town hall in Berkhamsted was built in 1859 in the Gothic style typical of this period. It has large traceried windows, ornate corbels and diapered patterned brickwork adorning its front façade.

Project Summary

The building was restored in order to provide the town with flexible community spaces, all while conserving this amazing piece of the town’s heritage.

Messenger was awarded the contract to repair and conserve much of the ornate stonework on the face of the building. This was done through a combination of cleaning and consolidation with prompt. Failing joints were raked out and re-pointed with lime mortar.

Ferrous metal work on the clock and sign were treated and painted. Lead flashings were repaired in order to save the surrounding stonework from future deterioration. Glass panes in the ornate windows were repaired.

Client:

Berkhamstead Town Hall Trust

Architect:

N/A

Duration:

7 weeks

Completion:

2017

Value:

£40k

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