Heritage The conservation and preservation of the nations built heritage and breathing new life into derelict buildings is an increasing important aspect of our industry and we have been appointed by a mixture of public and private bodies to oversee construction work on World Heritage Sites, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and sites with significant archeological interest.

  • Hylton Castle

    Refurbishment of Hylton Castle, Sunderland

    The project, with a contract cost of £2.38 million, comprises the Refurbishment of the 14th Century Hylton Castle in Sunderland, which is a Grade I Listed Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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  • Interior of St Marys RC Church

    RC Diocese of Birmingham St Marys RC Church, Harborne, Birmingham

    Working in Partnership with the Augustinians we have undertaken three phases of refurbishment work. The oldest parts of the church date back to 1877 with a large side extension constructed between 1976 and 1978. Refurbishment works were undertaken within the new and old elements of the church comprising re-roofing of the original church roof, replacement of the skylight above the main alter, redecoration of the old church and the installation of a new suspended ceiling.

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  • The Chain Bridge, Llangollen

    The Chain Bridge, Llangollen

    The Chain Bridge crosses the fast flowing River Dee at Berwyn, Llangollen. The landmark structure, constructed in 1929, had become derelict and been closed to the public since 1985. Ownership passed to the neighbouring authorities of Llangollen Town Council and Llantysilio Community Council who secured grant funding for its restoration.

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  • Terrace and Mediteranean Glasshouse

    Glasshouse Restoration, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a Registered Charity that receives no Government or Local Authority funding and all revenues are reinvested in the provision of educational based services for both adults and children so that everybody can experience firsthand the miracle of nature. The Gardens were laid out by pioneering public open space designer John Claudius Loudon almost 200 years ago and the four spectacular glasshouses span from tropical rainforest to arid desert climates.

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  • Coquet Island, Northumberland

    Restoration of Medieval Lighthouse tower and Monastic Cell at Coquet Island

    Thornton-Firkin have recently completed Works on a restoration of a Medieval tower and Monastic Cell at Coquet Island near Amble off the Northumberland Coast. This also involved the refurbishment of an adjacent cottage to provide accommodation for RSPB as the site in an area of specific interest for protection of birds. The works were phased to take into account the weather and bird resting season when no contractors or even people are allowed on the island.

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  • Durham Cathedral

    Tale of Two Cathedrals

    Thornton-Firkin have just completed work on two projects in their role as Cathedral Cost Consultants for both Durham Cathedral and Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle.

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  • Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Redevelopment of Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Thornton-Firkin were appointed as Cost Consultants on the Phase 1 redevelopment of the Grade 1 listed Theatre Royal in the heart of Newcastle. This scheme required the alteration, conversion and extension of the Theatre into the adjacent vacant Bank building.

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  • St Michael and All Angels Church

    Restoration of St Michael and All Angels Church, Newburn

    Following a devastating fire, Thornton-Firkin were appointed as cost consultants on the restoration of the Grade I listed St Michael and All Angels Church in Newburn.

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  • Durham Cathedral

    Durham Cathedral

    An initial appointment to prepare a budget estimate for a World Heritage Feasibility Study led to Thornton-Firkin being appointed by the Chapter as Cost Consultants on their redevelopment Masterplan. A costed Masterplan was developed for the entire site which comprised of a new choir school, alteration to entrance, new exhibition space, new catering facilities, visitors experience centre and a new retail opportunity.

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  • Entrance to Wellington College Library

    Wellington College, Library

    Refurbishment and remodelling of Grade II listed library building within the central part of Wellington College to provide a modern teaching and study facility including state of the art IT and Audio Visual equipment, whilst maintaining the historic context of its setting.

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  • Wolverhampton Train Station

    Wolverhampton Low Level Train Station

    The conversion of the Grade II Listed Great Western Railway Train Station and surrounding railway sidings in Wolverhampton into a shell only casino together with the infrastructure works for a Premier Inn Hotel, Public House, multi storey residential development and a car dealership.

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  • John Corbett Way, Stoke Prior

    John Corbett Way, Stoke Prior

    Situated alongside the Worcester canal the development at John Corbett Way had local and historical significance as it included the refurbishment of the former Redgrove School, which was originally built in 1872 by John Corbett.

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  • Lincoln Cathedral

    Lincoln Cathedral

    Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe and stands as a prominent landmark which can be seen for miles around the City of Lincoln. Since 1992 we have provided Cost Consultancy Services to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln on many fabric conservation and restoration projects grant funded by English Heritage.

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