A quinquennial inspection identified remedial work was required to the south west buttress and adjoining tower.
We were commissioned to undertake a detailed survey of the tower and report. English Heritage permissions were sort and detailed specifications were issued to the contractor.
The first phase of the work was to dismantle the upper stage of the buttress. This revealed the tower to be in a worse state than expected. The solution was to rebuild the upper stage as a “brick wedge” which was then flint faced. This firmly reattached the buttress to the Tower.
Other works included removing sections of flint facing, rebuilding the core using stainless steel mesh and ties, and replacing the original flint facing.
Several quoins and parapet capping stones
were also replaced during the work.