TIMELY WORKS TO PRESERVE HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Published: 07 July 2009
The Clock Tower (left) Cruck House (right)
Two of the City's best known landmark Listed Buildings, the Clock Tower
and Cruck House, are currently undergoing essential planned improvement
and repair works to ensure that they remain in good order.
These buildings are inspected every five years in order that any
deterioration or necessary repair works can be identified and addressed.
Following the last Architect's inspection various matters at both
buildings were identified as in need of attention and the City Council
set aside a sum to allow these works to be completed during the current
Work to both buildings is being carried out by specialist contractors
Linford Bridgeman of Lichfield and will take approximately one month to
complete. During this time passers-by may notice that the Clock Tower
clock is not showing the correct time. The clock requires regular
winding every five days but as a safety measure and for the duration of
the work to the Tower the clock has been temporarily stopped.
Cruck House is a 16th century cottage in Stowe Street which is well used
as a public meeting room and is an ideal venue for small local groups
and societies. Although owned by the City Council the building is
managed and operated by Curborough Community Association - details of
Cruck House booking arrangements and charges can be obtained from
Curborough Community Centre (01543 302321).
Briefly the works include:
Repairs to roof, lightning conductor, rainwater pipes
Fitting steel handrails to the internal access ladders on all floors
Testing/cleaning drains and rainwater goods
Pointing of steps
Repairs to roof, and rainwater goods
Repairs to external rendered panels and joints and external redecoration
Sanding and resealing main hall Granwood floor
Cleaning of external paved areas and relaying paved path to front door
to remove step