Working concurrently on two phases of repair works to a tight design development programme due to funding constraints; Donald Insall Associates completed works on repairs to the roofs, carpentry and high level stonework principally over the East Front.
Hazardous materials and ecology have been key issues which we have overcome in collaboration with all concerned. We steered and facilitated procurement of new Westmorland slates for both phases to overcome long lead in times in order to source the large slates needed.
In order to maximise funding for the project we worked closely with The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust to deliver a fully accessible scaffold, led guided tours and assisted with the ‘mark your name in history’ campaign whereby slates were sponsored and signed before installation.
Our focus in this phase was Bedlam Wing and the Stables Riding School. In close collaboration with the Project team and Historic England the team achieved the PQQ upload of contract documents, drawings and particulars to describe the works end of November 2017, all in accordance with OJEU procedure. Furthermore, to maximise the grant from Historic England and to ensure tender values achieved the spend profile and conditions of grant within the first financial year of the project we also brought forward the works to the Chapel roof.
The roof works of Phase I started on site in April 2018, with new Westmorland slate over new ventilated warm roof insulation, new leadwork and masonry repairs.
Phase II started on site late Summer 2018 and saw the integration of a number of specialist conservators. Watch the video below highlighting the completion of Phase II works.