Projects



Notable projects include:

  • Grade II* listed cast iron bridge at Stratfield Saye.  The restoration of Thomas Wilson’s 1802  cast iron bridge, which had been badly damaged by foundation movement.  The fractured  castings were, unusually, repaired by welding (1998 ISE Structural Heritage Award; 1999 ICE Historic Bridge Award).
  • I have since been asked to advise on the repair and re-use of small iron bridges in Stockport and Dundee.
  • The Hawkes House. A new house in Cambridge which won an 1992 RIBA Regional Award and was reported in several publications.
  • Bromley by Bow Health Centre. This £1m project was completed in 1996 and provides health services to the local community.
  • Work with the media. Consultant to Dorling Kindersley on their book, ‘Amazing Buildings of the World’, and to the BBC for ‘Timewatch: the Mystery of the Iron Bridge’, a programme about the erection of the 1779 Iron Bridge.
  • Work with artists. Advising Liliane Lijn on sculptures erected in Reading and Cardiff, and Michael Dan Archer on sculptures in Cambridge, Portishead and Chesterfield.
  • Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls.  A new music pavilion using load-bearing hydraulic lime mortar brickwork without movement joints.  ‘Brick Bulletin’, Summer 2001.
  • Jamaica.  For several years I have been involved, mostly remotely, with the historic buildings and structures of Jamaica.  I am now building up a more sustained involvement in the hope that I can not only advise on individual artefacts but assist in educating and training  Jamaican professionals and craftspeople for such work.  I am currently advising the Jamaican National Heritege Trust on the restoration of the former Royal Naval Hospital in Port Royal and of Thomas Wilson's splendid 1801 Iron Bridge in Spanish Town.  I have also been able to assist Falmouth Heritage Renewal with a live project and with the training of their carpenters.

Arbour in Kenilworth Castle garden  




Subpages (1): HMSG music pavilion.