Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the conservation field and is accredited as a ‘specialist conservation architect’ on the RIBA conservation register. The practice has been involved in a growing number of church conservation projects. These have included the following:
St Aidan’s Church Bamburgh – 12th century grade I listed.
Conservation work has included the removal and replacement of eroded masonry to buttresses; stained glass and masonry conservation of several windows; cleaning and repairs to an elaborate 19th century carved stone reredos featuring the Northumbrian saints and the replacement of badly worn stone internal paving.
St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, Newcastle – 12th century grade I listed.
Conservation work included the insertion of new masonry to eroded mullions to the east window; stained glass conservation repairs; masonry repointing; new rainwater goods and internal redecoration of plastered walls
St Luke’s Church, Claremont Street, Newcastle – Victorian grade II listed
The conservation work involving cleaning badly stained stonework and brickwork; installing new rainwater goods; repairing roof leaks; capping of pinnacle bases; removal of rusting window guards etc. has transformed the external appearance. The church has now been taken off the Historic England ‘at risk register’. A further project involving the full internal refurbishment and re-ordering is currently underway (see church category).
St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh, Northumberland
St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, Newcastle
St Luke’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Aidan, Bamburgh - Grace Darling memorial window
St Aidan's Church, Bamburgh
St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Nave
St John the Baptist, Newcastle - Chancel
St Luke - before conservation
St Luke - after conservation