Wilkin’s Hall, King’s College

September 27, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


We are delighted to showcase the renovation works which have recently been undertaken at the Grade I Listed Wilkins’ Hall, King’s College Cambridge, under the watchful eye of Purcell Architects.

Following a condition survey and feasibility study for repair works to the Hall, the works included repairs to roofing slates, stonework, replacement gutters, specialist window conservation, ceiling repairs, stone cleaning and the addition of an array of photovoltaic panels to the south-facing roof slope.

Our presentation covers the detail and work involved in sourcing replacement supplies to match / blend in with the original details including  Heather Blue Slate specified from the same Penrhyn Quarry as the original slates were extracted from
Purcell’s work culminated with the interior of the Hall, repairs to the ceiling and its decorations, along with specialist cleaning, allowing the magnificent ceiling to be returned to its former glory. Alongside this, specialist repair works were carried out to the stained-glass windows which dated back to the 1830s. The work consisted of both in-situ resin-repairs and temporary removal of panels for specialist workshop-based conservation.

We hope to have representatives from the following Contractors, who will describe the work involved in preserving the heritage of the Hall

  • RG Carter
  • Hibbitt & Sons Masonry
  • Holy Well Glass Ltd