“THE LIBRARY” FLEET STREET
Small bit of history on the building, which now houses a Barristers Chambers – it’s a Grade II listed and originally Fleet Prison stood on this site until 1844!
Mco Group were engaged to undertake investigation works of a possible failed beam within the library that was showing signs of deflection and causing cracking / deflection within the decorative beam.
Following installation of protection and screening off the books we carefully removed a small section of cornice works and carefully propped that remaining. The complete length was then carefully removed to avoid a collapse, and also to ensure debris and dust did not become airborne which would of led to a major book clean up operation!
With the samples removed in small pieces and salvaged we contacted one of our tried and tested sub-contact specialist who provided us with costs / timescales to reproduce and then fit to our newly engineer designed Studwork with added strengthening at the joints.
The investigation, removals and cleaning up was commenced and completed within 3 days and the library left clean and tidy for an event on valentines day!