We were appointed by Lambeth Council to upgrade Carnegie Library, a grade II listed building in Herne Hill. The project included external repairs and internal refurbishments, which
were carried out while the library remained open to the public.
We were also responsible for repairing brickwork and cleaning the building’s brick and stone façade. To rectify drainage issues, a new cast iron rainwater pipe was installed to reflect the existing architecture. The library’s stained-glass windows were also removed and taken to a specialist workshop to be repaired. Inside the building, we repaired the parquet floor and redecorated throughout, protecting any historic architectural features.
Throughout the works, we worked closely with the Council’s conservation officers to deliver the refurbishment, ensuring the upgrades match the building’s historic fabric. This included creating a test panel for the brickwork repairs to make sure there is the right mix of mortar and colour before we began work.