The projects involve the improvements to the external stonework and water ingress to the 12th century Chapel. The Chapel sits beneath the historic Castle on the world heritage Durham Peninsula.
Working with leading consultants on the movement of water through stone and plaster the projects aims to reduce the movement of water to the external facades by building a reduced level adjacent to the facades and allowing free air movement to the original stone walls. Thermo Fluid modelling by engineers who have designed an innovative solution to pass air across the stone elevations
The innovative building project for Durham University is currently being designed and discussed with Historic England and local conservation officers to develop the most appreciate sensitive and attractive solution.