Littledown House

Cliftons Projects were appointed to act as Architects and Contracts Administrator on the external refurbishment on a Grade 2 Listed Building in Bournemouth.

Listed in 1952 the building dates back to 1780 and is one of the earliest buildings in Bournemouth; it was originally occupied by the Cooper-Dean family who were influential in the development of Bournemouth. 

The external facade was showing signs of water ingress into the main fabric particularly at parapet level which has become porous and we were appointed by our client to obtain Historic Building Consent and work with the Conservation Officer and English Heritage to restore the building.

Once the scope of works was agreed and consent obtained the works progressed whilst agreeing the discharge of conditions applied to the consent. 

The works compromised of: 

  • A major enclosed access scaffold including an enclosed temporary roof. Works progressed during October – December 2014 so protection of the building was necessary and also allowed the saturated structure to dry out.
  • Lime render repairs
  • Investigating and repair to the saturated parapets
  • Decorations (Keim Conservation paint used to allow the building to breath)
  • Replacement of significant quantity and re dressing of all lead flashings.

The works progressed whist the building was still in use as a training and conference centre.