This project was part of the wider Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme which ran from 2015-2020 and was part-funded by a £1.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scope of the works was to reinstate boundary treatments to a number of properties/groups of properties on Beverley Road. This was achieved by using a range of high quality materials and specialist workmanship, thus renewing the different areas whilst also maintaining originality. The areas included in the project were:
Kingston Youth Centre
The making good of the original stone plinth using some salvaged stones and also some new stones. An in-depth survey of the existing stonework and site was carried out to ensure that the new stones were an accurate match in terms of fit and appearance
Installation of new front boundary railings
The reinstatement of four stone decorative octagonal gate posts, carved with gothic finials (to match the original design). To fully replicate the original finials, detailed 3D scans were carried out on a few of the remaining old (and damaged) finials which were in very poor condition
Reinstatement of two double driveways gates and thresholds.
74-84 Beverley Road
Reinstatement of railings mounted on new stone plinths to front boundary, side boundary (between numbers 76-78) and the side of number 84, including backstay supports on plinth returns and single pedestrian gates to properties
Reinstatement of double driveway gates and side railing panel (on land adjacent to number 74) and reinstatement of thresholds
85-93 Beverley Road
Clearing of the existing boundary treatment, setting aside original stone cappings to make pattern for new ones
The recreation of a new dwarf brick wall with stone plinth and railings with brick piers and stone cappings to match the original design
The installation of pedestrian gates and reinstatement of thresholds
Removal of the existing timber fence, posts and gates to the south and east elevations
Reinstatement of a new timber fence with one double driveway gate and one single pedestrian gate (including thresholds to the southern and eastern boundaries)
Removal of steel railings on the station platform and reinstatement of new steel railings
Repairs and decorating to existing railings
Land adjacent to 190 Beverley Road
The enclosure of this corner open space with 1200mm railings set in a 350mm mowing strip
Construction of a hoggin footpath across the site
Beverley Road Baths
Reinstatement of the stone plinth and boundary railings to the front elevation and one side
Return and reinstatement of stone ball finial decorative detail to three existing stone gate posts to replace lost lantern features
Replacement of missing scrollwork railing/balustrading to one side of the southern staircase (to match the original on the other side of the staircase). Reinstatement of handrail
Decorating of existing railings
Client: Hull City Council (through NPS Humber Ltd)
Location: Wellington Street, Hull Marina, Hull
Period: December 2012 – March 2013
A structure of great local significance to the Hull area in terms of its history and heritage, the smoke house building was in a bad state of repair and had been derelict for many years.
In conjunction with Hull City Council and their conservation department along with the architects, NPS Humber, the building was brought back into use and saved. The works were carried out in conjunction with our subcontractor Romar Construction Ltd and included the following:
Repairing the existing roof trusses with the original timbers. Re-slate the roof with reclaimed and original tiles.
New gantry and chimneys were constructed which were replicted from old photos to the extent that the chimneys have the abilty to swivel with the wind direction as the original ones operated
Carry out structural repairs to the brickwork and pointing.
Steel doors and the internal steel racking (where the bacon was laid out to be smoked) were refurbished.
Client: Hull City Council
Location: East Park, Holderness Road, Hull
East Park is Hull’s largest park at 130 acres, first opened in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The scheme comprised construction of a sensory garden with lake boardwalk in addition to a play area, wheelchair challenge area and water play area. The East Park project required engagement with heritage stakeholders and specialist sub-contractors to protect the historic features, boating lake and bridge assets.
PBS was commissioned to deliver the East Park restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Grant. The scope comprised:
Installation of a lakeside boardwalk, including timber boardwalk, gravel paths and installation of retaining walls
Liaison with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for specifications relating to the lakeside boardwalk
Landscaping works for a sensory garden, including bedding for shrubs, herbaceous and aquatic plants
Play area enhancements, including rubber safety surfacing, picnic tables, benches, footpaths, gates and fences
Wheelchair challenge area, including footpaths, turntable, resurfacing and ‘helter skelter’ using excavated material
Waterplay area, including stainless steel water system with timber deck, edging and resurfacing.
The park included a number of heritage assets, requiring careful coordination with key stakeholders
The park was kept ‘live’ at all times (requiring careful segregation of our works from the public)
Completed on time and budget
Robust stakeholder management and client engagement ensured all parties were kept informed and satisfied.
WATER FEATURE POOLS LANDSCAPE ENHANCEMENT AND PAVILION UPGRADE
The building contains an education centre, public café and toilets. This is a very busy area that needed to be managed as the complex works were undertaken. The building and its facilities had to remain open to the public during the works.
The works were carried out were as follows:
Renew the pool liners and install cobble paving to invert
Design and install the fountain system in conjunction with our sub-contractor, The Fountain Company Ltd. New piping and electrical kiosk were also part of the mechanical works
Supply and install bespoke stainless steel handrail with glass panel inserts
Replace the timber decking around the perimeter
Soft landscaping to the surrounding areas
Flood tests and commissioning