Following a Townscape Heritage Initiative for the town of Flint, which we prepared on behalf of Flintshire County Council, we were asked to prepare a scheme of repair and refurbishment for the old courthouse in the main street. Dating back to the 16th century, the property had undergone many changes and ended up in dire need of repair due to lack of investment. Following removal of large quantities of temporary lining material, we were able to reveal traces of lost windows, doors and former floor levels. The building was provided with a limecrete floor with sandstone finish and the walls were re-finished with lime plaster. The building now houses a community run café and the upper floor meeting room is available for public meetings. The staircase to the first floor, which was conserved as part of the scheme, is reputed to have come from Brunel’s SS Great Eastern.