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18th Century Building Given New Lease of Life

Lincoln's iconic Harlequin Gallery building.

Lincoln’s iconic Harlequin Gallery building. Photograph by Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite.

The Gelder Group’s Facilities Maintenance & Building division has completed specialist conservation and refurbishment works to the historic Harlequin Gallery building on Steep Hill, Lincoln. The former public house turned bookshop, which opened in the 18th century, was known as the Harlequin & Columbine Theatre Inn before becoming the Harlequin Gallery Bookshop 50 years ago. Lincoln City Council appointed Gelder Group to deliver the conservation repair works to the iconic building. Works included the rendering of external panels, timber frame and gutter repairs and new leaded glazing.

Dave Gladwin, Construction Director at Gelder Group, commented

The Harlequin is a well known and much admired building in Lincoln and we were honoured to work on its refurbishment which has restored the Tudor building to its former glory, making ready for a new chapter in its history.

Harlequin now has a new lease of life and I’m sure its new tenants, whoever they may be, will be delighted to be in such a historic and prominent building on Steep Hill.

The building is as stunning on the inside as the outside and its sympathetic restoration captures its heritage perfectly.

If you would like more information about this restoration project, please get in touch.

Xeric Speak at the Naze Tower Education Day

The Hanoverian tower, more commonly known as the Naze Tower.

The Hanoverian tower, more commonly known as the Naze Tower (photo by Tee Cee)

Dave Stainton (Xeric Manager) and James Pickering (Xeric Team Leader) gave a talk on the drying and climate control works Xeric carried out at the Naze Tower in 2015.

Accompanying Xeric, there were a series of speakers throughout the day representing a varied section of the Building and Restoration Industry, which included Historic England and The National Trust.

Dave Stainton commented:

Overall it was a rewarding and fascinating day, learning about the geology of the area along with historical works carried out at the Naze Tower. There were over 30 people in attendance at the Essex Wildlife Trust Centre, and felt very proud that the Xeric team had played a part in the works to remove the Naze Tower from the ‘At Risk List’ of Historic England.

If you would like more information about Xeric’s involvement with the Naze Tower, please get in touch.

Buxton Pavilion begins its new life

Buxton Pavillion

Buxton Pavilion (Photo by Elliott Brown)

After many years of neglect the magnificent Pavilion Hall in Buxton is given the TLC it deserves. Work finally began in February to restore the hall back to its former glory. The experienced team of David Slingsby (Site Manager) and David Baines (Contracts Manager) are driving this year-long project, which will involve the complete strip out of flooring, paint work, internal fixtures and fittings and glazing. The gardens and cafe still remain open to the public, and the works have been of keen interest to many visitors.

If you would like more information about this project, please get in touch.

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