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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.

Hail Star of the Sea; Save the Imperilled; Free the Souls of the Departed 1866
Isle of Wight County Press 13 September 2013
Carisbrooke Priory
View of Priory from Tower
Entrance Drive

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"I enlisted the structural services of Elmstone Design a couple of years ago when I had rainwater ingress at lower ground floor level of my house in Cowes. The insurance company would not assist financially due to proximity to the river Medina. John from Elmstone came straight away and surveyed the home and returned with a report and cost-effective solution. Elmstone Design saved me thousands with their knowledge and proposals. Customer service was excellent and I was reassured and confident with the advice given, in a situation that was stressful and potentially costly. The structural engineer took time to explain the situation to me and dealt with my concerns sensitively and professionally and developed a solution to meet my budget and rectify the problem. I highly recommend Elmstone Design."- Yell Review 3