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  • St Helena Campus

    A meticulous restoration for the University of Derby

A dramatic refurbishment of the Grade II listed 1840s St Helena building, combining state of the art facilities with a sympathetic conservation of historic features.

The main four storey building was completely renovated, with all structural defects repaired and original features carefully preserved. Internal and external brick and stone was cleaned and fully repointed. All 479 windows were upgraded and frames and sashes refurbished and the existing roof fully repaired. Internally, mezzanine floors with glass feature baulstrades were installed, creating a light and airy reception area. All joinery items were replaced or repaired throughout and where possible original features carefully conserved.

Without exception, every member of your construction team, throughout the development of this project, have approached their responsibilities in the most professional manner. Their commitment to addressing the heritage and other potentially problematic matters, in a sensitive and non-confrontational manner, has been a credit to themselves as individuals, and Henry Boot Construction as a whole. One of the best experiences I personally have had in my 35 years + working as a Chartered Professional.

Head of Design Services, University of Derby

  • £6.7m

    Project value

  • 479

    window frames and sashes refurbished

  • 1840's

    Grade II listed building

Working together to achieve excellence

The project was completed to an extremely high standard and our spirit of collaboration ensured the project is a resounding success. The Planning and Conservation Officer for Chesterfield Borough Council said, “Thanks to your colleagues for the positive working relationship we developed during the restoration of St Helena’s... From my perspective, the success of the project was to a large degree the result of the dedication and professionalism displayed by the Henry Boot Construction team.”

Involved in this project

Frank Shaw Associates Ltd
Faithful + Gould
Price & Myers

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