Evening Lecture: Castle House, Bridgwater

Castle House, Online Evening Lecture

Rescuing early concrete from ruin

24/09/2020 - 24/09/2020


General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate
United Kingdom

SPAB Member £5 pp
Non-member £6 pp

Event details

Rescheduled from the SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2020: Contemporary Conservation Challenges

Join us for this series of talks exploring a range of fascinating conservation projects and initiatives that present particular challenges in terms of their materials, scale, location, sensitivity or technical complexity.

Castle House, Bridgwater
Rescuing early concrete from ruin

Presented by Henrietta Billings (Director, SAVE) and Chris Balme (Ferguson Mann Architects)
24 September 2020, 18:30 - 19:30 (rescheduled from 19 March 2020)
Now online via a webinar platform

This modest Tudor-style house was constructed by builder John Board in 1851 both as a home and to demonstrate the versatility and potential of a new building material. Despite severe fire damage, it remained a key example of early structural and decorative use of precast and reinforced concrete. This online lecture will describe SAVE's project to rescue the building from ruin.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

Image credit: Everleigh Photography

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