The Wesley Centre located on Saville Street in the heart of Malton, North Yorkshire is widely considered to be an iconic landmark in the town, by community users, residents and visitors alike. The historic Grade II* listed Methodist Church, built in 1811 is being to partially re-purposed and sympathetically redeveloped to provide a state-of-the-art classical music venue and community hub with a café, and much-needed affordable meeting spaces for everyday community use.
A four phased project, we were appointed as main contractor to carry out phase 2 repair works to the front elevation and part of the third phase of works to the external envelope of the North and South elevations.
Phase 2 works started back in December 2020. A full scaffold was erected to the front elevation and our experienced teams repointed and repaired areas of the brick and stone to the building’s façade.
Essential repairs took place to the roof and leadwork as well as a full refurbishment of the front iron railings and replacement signage. External decorations were carried out, this also included the hairdressers located next door. Stained glass windows were also repaired and reinstated. Finally, as an addition to the works we were instructed to install a new kitchen.
Phase 3A included the installation of conservation rooflights and the creation of new timber walkways and handrails in the roof space to providing safe access to the roof windows. As well as this we installed cross battens to the external windows in need of replacement to strengthen and make them safe.
Roof tiles were stripped to form openings in areas of the roof and new conservation rooflights installed. Existing tiles were then replaced including the installation of new timber battens, underlay, and lead flashings.
Finally, we refurbished the existing gutters and downpipes to the North, South and East elevations replacing with new in some areas to match existing, resealing and painting.