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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.

St John the Baptist Chester: Up close and personal
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St John the Baptist Chester: Up close and personal

Saint John the Baptist Chester is a Grade I listed church with a rare transitional style of architecture. It was once Chester’s Cathedral and the majesty of the interior is testament to such grandeur.
Grosvenor has had the privilege of refurbishing the roof and stone work over two phases which has brought us up close and [...]

Ebb and Flow at St Dwynwen's
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Ebb and Flow at St Dwynwen’s

Most buildings that we work on here at Grosvenor have a particular unique quality – borne out by their age, associations or rarity.

St. Dwynwen’s church on the island of ¬†Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey has all these qualities infused with the ebb and flow of the sea over a causeway that limits access to certain times of [...]

Set in Stone
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Set in Stone

When Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940 – thousands of Dutch sailors fled the country via requisitioned ships and many found themselves in Holyhead.
Many stayed there and found love and life on Anglesey.
To honour such an emotive event which had such an impact upon so many lives – a memorial is to be made [...]

3. Conserving Liverpool Town Hall - Building Blocks
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3. Conserving Liverpool Town Hall – Building Blocks

Liverpool Town Hall is one of several landmark buildings that Grosvenor is currently working on.
Take a walk up Castle Street and you will see the grand classical facade adorned with a portico and beautifully furnished with a wonderful dome. It looks complete in its scale and proportion.

Look closer and you might see several distinct periods [...]