Founded in 1845 by William Aldwin Soames, Brighton College was the first Victorian public school to be founded in Sussex. Soames originally planned for use of the Brighton Pavilion, but after refusal by Queen Victoria, built the school in the suburb of Kemptown.
Brighton College was recruited for both World Wars, resulting in notable deaths and casualties of boys from the school.
The school’s principal buildings are in the gothic revival style by Sir George Gilbert Scott RA (flint with Caen stone dressings, 1848–66). Later buildings were designed by his pupil and former student at the college Sir Thomas Graham Jackson RA (brick and flint with cream and pink terracotta dressings, 1883–87; flint with Clipsham stone dressings 1922–23).
Scope of Work
Williams Restoration undertook the restoration and conservation of the original church walls. This included the in-depth study into the building method none as ‘Bungeroosh’. This method was used almost exclusively in the English seaside resort of Brighton. This method describes a type of wall thats is prominently built using flint and brick work, randomly placed in timber casings, left to cure until the timber is able to be removed. Williams Restoration also undertook repairs of the existing masonry to the church facade following the removal of an adjoined building.
Project location: Brighton
Client: Brighton College
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Colin Baker, Cumberland Lodge.
The Williams Restoration team took on the whole job, from removing the cement render through to re-decoration. There's no avoiding the fact that this type of work is messy and sometimes noisy, but they tried hard to minimise nuisance to ourselves and our neighbours. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.
John Cottrell. Regents Park Road, London
Williams Restoration left the job looking very clean and tidy. I am very pleased with how they have cleaned the stone work. Would highly recommend.
Gary Brown. Contracts Manager, London
So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstanding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.
I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.
Dean Bowie. London
Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.
Graham. London. Ewell
Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.