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HERITAGE

Director Colin Davidson has a particular passion for Heritage structures and has developed a specialist team who have been involved with a number of high profile schemes including the refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed St Pancras trainshed as part of the CRTL project, and the refurbishment of the Kings Cross gasholders.

Craddys have gained a reputation of being able to deliver economic and innovative engineering solution, which are sensitive to the historic fabric, follow sound conservation principles and as such complying with the requirements of Historic England whilst recognising the commercial constraints of any development.

The Triplets Gasholders; Kingscross, London

Client: Argent

Value: > £10m

Craddys were involved with the refurbishment of the listed gasholder structure as part of this award winning development. Craddys developed the strategy through planning and detailed design to take the Grade II listed gasholder frame from a dismantled stack of individual elements at the rear of St Pancras station, through the refurbishment and re-erection to become an integral part of this landmark scheme

Palace of Westminster, London

Client: Sir Robert McAlpine

Value: < £1m

Craddys have been providing structural engineering advice, temporary works design and detailing of repairs to the wrought iron and cast iron roof structure at this world heritage site.

St Pancras Station, London

Client: CORBER

Value: £5m – £10m

Over five years of involvement where Craddys were structural engineers on the refurbishment of the Grade I listed 1860s wrought iron and cast iron train shed structure. Works included structural assessment and investigations, detailed design and specification of strengthening to the listed train-shed structure.

St Pancras Chambers, London

Client: CORBER

Value: £5m – £10m

Craddys developed the detailed structural design of alterations and refurbishment of the Grade 1 Listed St Pancras Chambers building as part of its refurbishment to allow connectivity between the new St Pancras Station and the London Underground Station. Works included significant structural alterations to remove and open up the lower ground and basement areas.

Kings Cross Gasholder 8, London

Client: Argent

Value: £1m – £5m

Craddys were involved with the dismantling and refurbishment of the Grade II listed gasholder structure and its re-erection as the centrepiece of the new Gasholder Park. Craddys developed the strategy through planning and detailed design for this ground breaking refurbishment project. Working closely with Historic England to develop a sympathetic repair and refurbishment strategy to secure the structures future.

Kennington Oval Gasholder, London

Client: Berkeley Homes & Lambeth Council

Value: £5m – £10m

Craddys developed a refurbishment strategy for the dismantling, refurbishment and re-erection of the Grade II listed wrought iron gasholder structure, as part of the Oval and Kennington Development area scheme adjacent to the Oval cricket ground. The gasholder was built in 1892, this 65m diameter frame was the biggest in the world and sits above a 13m deep water tank.

The Elizabeth Tower; Big Ben, London

Client: Sir Robert McAlpine

Value: < £1m

Involvement with the repair and refurbishment of this historic iconic building. Craddys works include the design of temporary works systems to facilitate repairs to the bell frame, regular site attendance and engineering support.

People’s Palace, Glasgow

Client: Glasgow City Council

Value: £5m – £10m

Structural assessment for the repairs and refurbishment of the palace’s Victorian green house. Craddys undertook structural inspections and produced detailed repair strategies.

Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Headquarters, London

Client: IMechE

Value: £5m – £10m

Renovation and repairs to façade and roof. The building’s prominent position so close to the Palace of Westminster, The High Court and other high profile buildings in Westminster, together with the building’s own heritage and position within a conservation area immediately adjacent to St James Park requires particular attention to the treatment of repairs and renovation.

Prince Street Bridge, Bristol

Client: Bristol City Council

Value: £1m – £5m

Restoration and repair of Grade II listed and unique wrought iron road bridge across Bristol Harbour. Craddys were engaged to carry out rapid stage I assessments of the condition and to make tiered recommendations for repairs. Craddys previous experience with historic structures greatly assisted the quick delivery of the stage I report.

Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Client: Weston College

Value: £5m – £10m

Refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of the 1920s Winter Gardens Pavilion for Weston College on a prominent seafront location. This project provided a new inspirational learning environment for the college’s Law and Professional Service’s Facility. Throughout the design a significant emphasis was placed on the environmental impact which was delivered to BREEAM Excellent rating.

Underley Hall

Client: Underley Hall School

Value: £1m – £5m

Grade II listed building requiring re-instatement of existing listed features. The re-installation of an 1890s wrought iron colonnade through restoration of original elements, including castings, and the provision of new “look-a-like” substitutes to re-create the original visual appearance and function within a period courtyard.

Brewery Hotel, Dorchester

Client: Brewery Square Limited

Value: £5m – £10m

Craddys carried out a feasibility study into the refurbishment of the Grade II listed former Eldridge Pope Brewhouse for conversion into a hotel and part of the redevelopment of the Brewery site. Craddys brief was to develop a strategy that would allow a sympathetic restoration of the existing building, retaining as much of the important heritage features whilst providing a space fit for its intended use. This included the assessment of the structure to accommodate a vertical extension.