Somerset Hospital

Somerset Hospital, Petworth

Repair works to a Grade II* listed building which dates back to the early 17th century, converted into an almshouse in 1746 and retaining that use to this day.

The works included careful removal of a large amount of modern cementitious pointing prior to specialist analysis and repointing with a traditional lime mortar to match the original sections.

Works also included the replacement of spalling brick specials to the hood and coping moulds, the renewal of lime render to window reveals and surrounds, internal structural repairs to the roof and floor timbers, and repair works to existing metal frame casements. In addition to the repair works, the attic space was converted into guest flat accommodation.