Project Description

38-40 High Street, Bromsgrove THI

Client: Private ownership/ Townscape Heritage Initative

Role: Quantity Surveying

Sector: Heritage

The Bromsgrove Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) was a £1.6 million heritage-led regeneration grant scheme which ended in 2019. PMP Consultants acted as Quantity Surveyors, working alongside conservation Architects, Donald Insall Architects.

Bromsgrove District Council, in Partnership with Worcestershire County Council worked to regenerate the historic town centre of Bromsgrove through a townscape heritage initiative (THI). The heritage-led regeneration scheme is a partnership project also funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

PMP’s role on the project included two properties; 38-40 Bromsgrove High Street both privately owned. The project was supported by a conservation officer who regularly visited site throughout the project and provided specialist advice on building conservation and heritage issues.

The refurbishment mainly consisted of external works with minimal internal work carried out to both the properties. Work included the replacement of windows using a specialist window manufacturer. This was especially important as the existing bay window was removed from no. 40 and was restored back to its original rounded design. Once again specialist expertise was required, and a supplier was found with the ability to manufacture profiles similar to the original, historic windows.

The roof was replaced on both properties with as many of the original tiles being retained as viably possible. As most of the tiles were damaged, a symphathetic like-for-like tile was sourced and roof finials reinstated on No. 40 as over half were missing from the roof ridging. Additional repairs were made to the box-guttering and chimney, and areas of repointing to the brickwork was also carried out and externals made good.