St Thomas Church, Birmingham
This late neo-classical church was designed by the early Gothic Revival pioneer, Thomas Rickman. The church suffered a direct hit by a German bomb during World War 2 which destroyed all but the tower and west front. The tower still stands and the grounds are now the setting for the Birmingham Peace Garden.
Shire Consulting were appointed to carry out detailed structural investigations, surveying the building and advising on the condition of the structure. Working alongside the client, English Heritage and Stonemasons, we were able to provide the client with sound structural advice on remedial works, on-going maintenance and the lifespan options for the building.
For this commission, we used a variety of skills from rope access with trained climbers to mobile platforms, along with our Structural Engineers and technicians who were able to accurately present our findings and recommendations through detailed drawings and reports.