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Renovations to the clock tower in Liskeard, originally design by Henry Rice, principle of this practice, in the mid 19th century.

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor:
Michael Snell
Clients:
Liskeard Town Council
Our Responsibilities: 
Architect
 


Liskeard Town Clock

The Guildhall including the campanile style clock tower was built in the mid 19th Century by the principle of this practice at the time, Henry Rice, as a commission for the Town Council.

Refurbishment follows the deterioration of the building caused by accelerated condensation and excess cooling caused by the high winds and its exposed position producing very low temperatures at the higher levels of the tower.

The design of a brickwork structure, heavily rendered and moulded, whilst being structurally stable, was in an advanced state of deterioration which was stabilised by the use of Fosroc products in respect of epoxy resin injections to cracks and the remedial work to renderings with the use of Rendroc materials.

The opportunity was taken to provide internal illumination and external floodlighting to the tower which now stands as a focal point to the night scene of Liskeard.

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