Tim Ellis Conservation Architect

Non-Residential Projects

Shopfront: West Street, Faversham

The Westgate Hall, Canterbury

New build: workshop and garage

Glasshouse for private Client

Boundary railings and gates

Glass link to the Westgate Towers

Café and museum, Canterbury

Repairs to boundary walls and gable

Glass link to the Westgate Towers

Scheduled Ancient Monument Consent and Listed Building Consent were obtained for enclosing a nineteenth century high level pedestrian bridge connecting the mediaeval Westgate to the adjoining Listed building.

A zinc clad structure had once served this purpose and proposals for the new work echo the curved roof of the original albeit at a higher level so as not to obscure the stone surround to the Listed building. Tapering glass walls resolve the geometry between the lancet window and doorway to the Westgate. The incline of the glass catches water from the curved roof eliminating the need for gutters and downpipes which would have obscured the glazing. Guttering is provided at bridge level.

The roof is supported by a tubular stainless steel frame which is connected to the Westgate with two stainless steel pins set in the mortar joints - this approach was agreed with English Heritage to avoid damage to the mediaeval stonework. A perforated stainless steel soffite screens electrical services which were run beneath the roof deck.