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The Conservation & Repair of Decorative Terracotta - Lunchtime CPD Session

Earlier in 2017, The SPAB launched our NEW series of short introductory sessions, specially designed to give you a way to easily meet your CPD requirements and improve your understanding of building conservation during your lunch break.

Held at our historic offices in central London, a short walk from Liverpool St Station, these are a great opportunity to meet likeminded professionals and discuss issues informing the care of historic buildings. Lunch is included in the ticket price.

DATE and TIME: 28 Nov 2017, 12.00-14.00

VENUE: The SPAB, 37 Spital Sq, London, E1 6DY

TARGET AUDIENCE: managers and staff of period properties; building conservation professionals; construction professionals; students; home owners; general interest; introductory.

FEE: £40 pp (Please see our policy on refunds, cancellations and transfers before booking a place)

The fee includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch.


The 'Portico Project' at St Pancras New Church, London won the SPAB's 2017 John Betjeman Award for conservation work at places of worship. Opened in 1822, this striking Greek Revival church - designed by William and Henry Inwood to serve the growing population of the Duke of Bedford's estate on the edge of Bloomsbury - has become a landmark on the busy Euston Road. But years of pollution had taken their toll on the church's exterior stonework and terracotta ornamentation. Working with Pierra Restoration, leadworkers MS Lock & Sons, conservator Sally Strachey and specialist manufacturers Darwen Terracotta, architects Marcus Chantry and Alan Chandler meticulously cleaned and repaired the roof and parapets of the western portico in a project supported by the HLF.

Architect Alan Chandler (Arts Lettres Techniques) will describe how the Portico Project approached the assessment, cleaning, conservation and matching of the decorative terracotta at St Pancras New Church.

Clara Willett (Historic England) will expand on good practice in the conservation of historic terracotta and outline current research into its care and repair.

BOOK THIS SESSION by clicking on the 'Add to basket' button in the upper right corner of your screen.

Alternatively, download the BOOKING FORM to be completed and returned with payment to: SPAB, 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY.

When booking online, please provide the full delegate name. Please also let us know if the delegate has any special dietary or access requirements.

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