Carisbrooke Priory – Architectural & Structural Engineering
We have obtained Listed Building Consent and Building Regulation Approval for the upgrading of a disused two bedroom flat to provide accommodation and potential income stream. The project has been put out to tender by Elmstone Design LLP but unfortunately delayed due to discovery of urgent chimney repairs required and it is hoped works will commence shortly now these urgent works are complete.
GJ Banks under the direction of Elmstone Design have recently completed repair and re-building of 3 chimneys and the Bell Tower to make these safe; it was a privalage to be the first to hear the Bell ring after it having been silent for 20 years which was an added benefit of the repair works. Elmstone Design LLP continue to advise the trustees in relation to fabric and structural repairs of the Priory.
Carisbrooke Priory is a Christian Retreat in a Grade II Priory on the Isle of Wight, who welcome everyone, but especially those who are struggling with mental illness or just seeking peace of mind. Further Information is available, and Donations can be, at www.carisbrookepriory.org.uk
Elizabeth, Dowager Duchess of Clare provided a new Priory to The Dominican Order of Contemplative Nuns in 1866 designed by Gilbert Blount in Gothic style with a Pugin influence. Blount had been an apprentice to Brunel, the great Engineer who designed the Grade I Listed Atmospheric Railway Pumping Station, the conversion of which was one of John’s first projects after University.