project involved a significant extension and high quality renovation works to a
16th Century boarding house for students of
St Edmonds private school.
for young Canterbury choir scholars who attend St Edmonds as part of their
Canterbury Choir scholarship, the Choir
House is an ancient beautiful building located immediately next to Canterbury
varied scope of works undertaken on this development were all carried out
taking into consideration the sensitive historic nature of the building.
repairs were undertaken to the homes windows.
Many of the lead light windows were either damaged or distressed and
required highly skilled workmanship to restore to their original condition. The home also features many original
intricate stained glass windows that required careful assessment by specialists
prior to the careful completion of the works.
renovation works included substantial repair work to cable ends and copings,
all of which were completed in lime rich materials.
addition to the repair works, a new extension to the home was delivered to
provide much need additional space. This
included a new music room to support the students who all learn at least two
musical instruments as part of their scholarship.
creation of the new music room involved attaching a new ‘wing’ to the existing
Choir House main building. The
construction works were was carefully managed throughout, taking care to form
new access ways without causing structural or cosmetic damage to the existing