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A new start for Sandiway's historic Round Tower
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A new start for Sandiway’s historic Round Tower

Built by Thomas Cholmondeley (Baron of Delamere} in the early C19th, the Round Tower which was encircled by the A556 has become a symbol of survival in our modern world.
When it was demolished by a car incident, there developed a powerful campaign to restore the Round Tower to its former beauty.
We’re honoured to be involved [...]

New Life for a Hidden Gem
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New Life for a Hidden Gem

Down a ancient Welsh lane next to the roaring briny lies a beautiful church at Plas Menai
It has real ‘genius loci’ – a place where the church is of the hill and not on it.
Stone hewn from the locality and built by skilled hands.

Today the skilled hands at Grosvenor started from the inside out with [...]

In the news at Caernarfon Castle
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In the news at Caernarfon Castle

Great to see Grosvenor in the news at Caernarfon Castle where there has been several fascinating discoveries during our work there.
Check out CADW’s blog for more information
Check out our recent blog for the latest on the project

Opening doors at Caernarfon Castle
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Opening doors at Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress built by Edward I in the C14th
It was the administrative centre for North Wales and was built on a grand scale drawing from Roman influences.

Beneath the murder holes and arrow slits, and under the watchful gaze of the cannon- Grosvenor’s team of specialists are busy at work enabling services [...]

Combermere Abbey Restoration - part 2 - or 'It's a wood thing'
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Combermere Abbey Restoration – part 2 – or ‘It’s a wood thing’

Combermere abbey’s history dates back to the early C12th. It evolved into a hall after the dissolution of the monasteries in the C16th.
The North Wing is undergoing a renaissance which involves the conservation and restoration of it’s timber structure.
What is remarkable is the onion like layers of history – not just in terms of evolution [...]

Continuity at Prestbury
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Continuity at Prestbury

We are proud to be part of over 1000 years of continuity at St. Peter’s Prestbury.
For during that time-span there have been possibly four churches on the site with varying needs and requirements.
The third church is still there next to St. Peter’s – a gorgeous two cell Romanesque building with a marvellous doorway.

Grosvenor [...]

Combermere Abbey Restoration - part 1
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Combermere Abbey Restoration – part 1

Grosvenor are very proud to be part of a team of contractors helping conserve the north wing of the grade I listed Combermere Abbey.
After the dissolution of the monasteries, the abbey evolved into a hall.
It is a tape recorder in stone, brick and timber – and has captured several hundred years of stylistic changes in [...]

Working with Stone
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Working with Stone

Here’s a plethora of pics from some of our select sites that we’ve worked on showing the procurement, conservation, retention, and replacement of stone in all its variety.
Grosvenor has a one stop shop for all stone procurement to carving, to installation.

North West Regional Construction Awards 2014
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North West Regional Construction Awards 2014

We’re very proud to be a part of the team (under Donald Insall Associates, via the Client Cheshire West and Chester Council) that won the North West Regional Construction Awards for the PORTICO Project (Chester City Walls and Towers).
Grosvenor has been involved with several projects across the scheme including:
Water Tower
The Wing
Morgan’s Mount
King Charles Tower
Bonewaldersthorne’s Tower
Pic: [...]

Celebrating the diversity of our Heritage
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Celebrating the diversity of our Heritage

Here are a few images taken from our projects over the years which show the sheer diversity of our heritage. Something which Grosvenor is very proud to be an active part of.