Pleasley Colliery

Winner of a Regional Master Builder of the Year Award in 2010.

The latest stage in a multi million point long term project to repair, conserve and safeguard the future of scheduled Pleasley Colliery, an iconic local landmark and a key piece of the region’s industrial heritage.

Pleasley Colliery is a scheduled monument, located in the north of Nottinghamshire. Working closely with English Heritage and a local group of volunteers, we managed a 12 month project to repair and conserve the following:

  • High Level steel repairs to the Colliery’s iconic headstocks
  • Stone and brickwork repair and conservation to the main winding house
  • Extensive replacement of cementatious pointing with lime mortar
  • Repair and conservation of timber windows to the winding house
  • In-situ repair and conservation of massive steel windows to the winding house
  • Structural consolidation of historic concrete ramps
  • Permanent propping solutions to dilapidated historic features

As a team experienced in managing ecclesiastical and conservation projects, Pleasley Colliery was a very new and unique project for us. We wanted to follow sound conservation principles, repairs to steelwork should be clean and honest, with the new clearly distinguished from the old and historic fabric should be saved and reused where possible.