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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

Quotes and Client Testimonials

"Superb advice and support - recommended Elmstone have supporting and working with Northwood House Charitable Trust for the past three years - in that time their technical expertise, support and advice has been exemplary. During this time major projects have included the restoration of the Rotunda car park and walls, extensive roof works and a major structural project to support the main ceiling and central building core. Their innovative design has now been put forward for an RIBA award and their eventual solution was 70% less that other designs. Recently Elmstone were the consulting engineers on the first phase of the 300 year old main barn project - designing the entire framework and overseeing the successful project. We are now working on Phase 2 of the HLF bid for the restoration of the iconic Grade II Church Lodge - having successfully submitted phase one. Elmstone have driven and supported the entire listed Building consent process. Tim Wander - Major Projects Manager - Northwood House Charitable Trust."- Yell Review 2