The refurbishment of the St Johns Workhouse, a Grade II Listed Building, for Lincolnshire County Council received a Major National Award for Conservation from the RICS and English Heritage.
The building, renamed Scott House, is now owned by Lincolnshire County Council and operates as a resource centre for adults with physical disabilities.
Waldeck’s Civil and Structural Engineering team were appointed to deliver the refurbishment works.
The majority of the building shell was stabilised by improving tying arrangements between walls, roofs and floors rather than partial reconstructions in order to retain as much of the original structure as practicable.
Careful, sympathetic and innovative details were required in order to conceal the modern repairs and retain the original character of the building.
Whilst once at threat of collapse, the building is now an excellent community asset thanks to collaborative working and an experienced, professional client team applying modern lateral thinking to old technologies.