Part of a hospital and former mental asylum is to be given a facelift by Stone Edge COnservation.
The site at St James’ Hospital in Milton, Portsmouth, is to be preserved through extensive conservation work.
Work will involve the conservation of red brick in English bond with limestone dressings, carried out by Stone Edge Conservation’s London office.
The external fabric conservation works will begin in this month and will run for 24 weeks.
Originally designed by architect George Rake in c1878, St James’ Hospital is one of a number of psychiatric hospitals affected by NHS reforms.
The Government’s Care in the Community strategy is resulting in the gradual closure of the hospital and development of new community based facilities to re-provide services.
Some of the Hospital is considered by the council to be of high enough quality to need protecting.
Stone Edge Conservation’s Kevin Marett will head the project. Kevin’s previous projects include The Palace of Westminster, Unilever House, Broadcasting House & HM Treasury.
Posted by mickdpi on 2nd Oct, 2012