St Nicholas Church
Peper Harow, Surrey
The restoration of this listed building conserved what remained of the original structure and carefully reconstructed parts of the building that had completely disappeared in a fire.
Winner of the Natural Stone Award
The restoration was achieved by working to drawings, archived records, photos, and books.
By working closely with architects, Purcell, we were not only able to restore the church to its former glory, but also enhance its usability by introducing carefully concealed modern technology to heat the building.
Works included extensive reconstruction of the roofs; intricate stonework; restoration and replacement of marble columns; and the repair and conservation of Pugin ceilings in the Middleton Chapel and the Chancel.
As well as a complete reconstruction of the Tower floors and lead covered roof, the Nave and North Aisle roofs were completely rebuilt incorporating a high level of insulation. A new ceiling pattern was created to the Nave, inspired by Pugin's 19th century work.