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Written by Lisa Orrick   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:10

Black Stair


HLP are assisting Durham University’s Estates and Buildings Department in strengthening works to the 400 year old Black Stair. Constructed in 1662 for Bishop Cosin, the spectacular cantilevered stair rises through 4 levels. Made of pine with oak treads, the balustrades are filled with carved and pierced panels of exceptional boldness and vigour.

A structural survey in 2014 by Ed Morton Associates showed the landings, which were extensively rebuilt in the 1960’s, to be deflecting excessively under load due to substandard timbers and joinery work.

The current project involves the introduction of modern engineered timber joists between the existing ones to strengthen the landings.

The work is being carried out by Graeme Ash Ltd., joiners with assistance from the Estates and Buildings in-house team. HLP have provided conservation advice including record drawings of the position and size of every floor board so that the floors can be reinstated exactly as found. 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:22
Wheatley Hill Surgery - update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Orrick   
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:11


Wheatley Hill - April 2015a

The new Wheatley Hill Surgery work is progressing well with Surgo Construction.

On their website, Wheatley Hill Surgery stated, "Well countdown is on for the move into your new surgery. The exact opening will be confirmed for later on in May once we have moved from the old surgery. The Old surgery will then be demolished to create a new car park."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:07
Medical Practices - Primary Care Improvement Grants - update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Orrick   
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:04

The practice has recently been assisting a number of medical practices with the Primary Care Improvement grants and we are very pleased to hear that several of them are reporting successful applications.

We hope to be able to progress a number of important surgery alterations and extensions.

If your surgery was successful (or indeed unsuccessful) and you need the assistance of our specialist Medical Architecture teams, then please do not hesitate to contact Neil Turner at the Practice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:08