Above, the pitched roof building on the left is being refurbished by E2. Below is the entrance to Goodwin’s Court from Bedfordbury viewed at night, with the front door to the building on the left.
Here are some of the most recent site photos, work tantalisingly close to a finish.
Below are some shots of the property as it was, before any work commenced.
Site photos from earlier in the process of strip out and construction.
Strip out revealed the innate beauty of the building, but also some very concerning structural issues.
The timber floor joists revealed the extent to which the building had subsided and buckled over time, also illustrated by the extensive cracks found on almost all the walls within the building.
Once stripped back to the brickwork it became apparent that the entire first floor structure was reliant on the lintel to the doorway in the photos below, which was resting on a very precarious crumbling pile of bricks, site work had to stop immediately in order to make the site safe.
In the bathroom the roof structure was removed and replaced.
Interestingly three bricked in doorways were revealed during the strip out phase, pointing to an altogether fascinating historical link for the building with what would have been beyond these.