9 Parks Road looking good after refurbishment

Initially the brief was to carry out structural repairs the front and side of the building, where serious and unsightly cracking had become apparent in recent years, particularly above sash windows on the front elevation. They also dealt with various other cracks and defects in exposed brickwork, using ‘helibars’ to tie the structure together and prevent the cracks from opening again.

While the scaffolding to do this was in place, the team took the opportunity to redecorate the painted brickwork facing Parks Road, as well as overhauling and servicing all the building’s timber sash windows and restoring decayed cast iron gutters and downpipes. 

The building is now looking far better and fresher from the street; all the work was done while it was occupied, and the Conservation & Buildings team worked closely with its inhabitants as well as the nearby St John’s College to minimise disturbance.

Photo of cracks in 9 Parks Road before refurbishment

Before

Photo of 9 Parks Road after external restoration work.

After

 
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