Buxton Pavillion Gardens
In 2014 HL Structural Engineers were engaged by High Peak Borough Council to assist with structural survey and feasibility work targeted at developing a strategy for the future of several of it’s key heritage assets; namely The Buxton Pavilion Gardens (Grade II*), The Glossop Halls (Grade II) and the Glossop Library.
Working closely with Bench Architects HL Structural Engineers undertook detailed surveys of these existing structures, specifying various specialist intrusive investigations to improve understanding of the condition and form of the existing buildings.
The Pavilion Gardens contains the spectacular Octagon hall which was constructed in 1875 and has an innovative composite cast and wrought iron roof structure. Concealed rain water pipes within cast iron columns were identified as a key risk to the future of the building.
The surveys allowed the most urgent repairs needed for the buildings to be identified and also allowed further appraisal of options to ensure that the buildings have a sustainable future.