North and South Lodge, Reading
Modus was tasked by the University of Reading to refurbish and refit two Grade II listed buildings which were previously disused and had fallen into a poor state of repair, the University were keen to bring these buildings back to their former glory as they are located at the main entrance of the Earley Gate entrance and comprise the original gate lodges.
Modus undertook this prestigious project with close liaison with Local Authority listed buildings officer and the University appointed architect.
The works included repairing the roof frame with sympathetic repairs to match those techniques employed during the original construction, the building had suffered subsidence and movement it was necessary to carry out structural repairs to stabilise the building prior to carrying out external render repairs and internal repairs. Following the structural repairs to the building Modus re-wired the properties and installed complete new gas fired boilers and heating system, re-plastered internally new floor finishes and complete redecoration.
This project had many constraints and all repairs had to be carried out in a controlled and sympathetic manor, choice of products and quality of workmanship was imperative to ensure the high quality finish expected by the client.
The project was successfully completed on time and in budget, the Local Authority and client were pleased with the end result and successful completion of this project lead to further listed building repairs for the client.