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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 [...]

Another Award!
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Another Award!

Will Mellor receives the PORTICO project RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute)- IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation) Planning Achievement Award 2013

2. Conserving Liverpool Town Hall - Frieze unfrozen
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2. Conserving Liverpool Town Hall – Frieze unfrozen

High up on the principal facades of the Town Hall there is a frieze which depicts scenes and artefacts relating to Liverpool’s foreign trade.
Blackened and stained with decades of grime their beauty has receded into the stone walls of this magnificent edifice.
Now, Grosvenor is helping bring these wonderful carvings back to life by using a [...]

1: Conserving Liverpool Town Hall - Background
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1: Conserving Liverpool Town Hall – Background

It has been said that Liverpool has the largest amount of Georgian buildings in the UK after London.
Out of such a rich Georgian heritage, one building shines – Liverpool Town Hall.
Built in 1754 to a design by John Wood Jr of Bath and then augmented by James Wyatt at the end of the C18th this [...]