55 Colmore Row renovation restores Grade II listed façade
Thistle Bonding 60 helped restore the historic reception area inside one of Birmingham's most prestigious business addresses.
As one of the most widely recognised business addresses in Birmingham, 55 Colmore Row has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme to create 160,000 square feet of prime grade-A commercial accommodation. Taking centre stage has been the restoration of the Grade 2 listed banqueting hall and its 20 iconic columns.
- To renovate 20 iconic columns in the Grade 2 listed banqueting hall within a four-day schedule without using corner or edge beading for conservation reasons
- To give a high quality finish to withstand scrutiny under powerful down lighters.
Thistle Bonding 60 was selected due to the setting time of 60 minutes to provide a rapid, consistent finish on the deep flaws in the columns’ plasterwork.
Gyproc EasiFill 20 filler was then used over the surface of each column, which sets in 20 minutes and can be easily sanded down once dry to achieve the perfectly smooth finish required.
“Working within such a tight timeframe and the need for the highest quality finish meant that our product choice was more important than ever. British Gypsum’s patching and repair products saved us a lot of time on site and helped us meet this challenge head on. The result speaks for itself and we will definitely be using Thistle Bonding 60 and Gyproc Easi-Fill 20 again on jobs in the future”
Phil Lewis, Contracts Director at Taylor Hart Ltd
Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall Group PLC