The Ramora team recently carried out an intensive building cleaning project at Nottingham County Hall, West Bridgford. As the main office for Nottinghamshire County Council, it is important to keep the building looking its best, whilst protecting its period features.
Nottingham County Hall is a building of two parts. The original part of the building was designed by Emanuel Vincent Harris and built in the 1930’s. Like many of the civic buildings of the time, it features a Portland stone base and a copper roof, which has turned green over time. The entrance hall of County Hall features stone pillars and is flanked by statues of miners and workers.
The second half of County Hall is much less ornate. This prefabricated extension was built in the 1960s and is cladded with concrete over steel frames, rather than being built with stone. Many of Nottinghamshire’s public buildings were constructed in this manner at the time.
At Ramora, our expertise and experience in industrial building cleaning and knowledge and care in stone cleaning make us the ideal contractor for maintaining Nottingham County Hall. Using specialist steam cleaning equipment, our team of trained operators can make all kinds of buildings look good as new, whether dealing with heritage stone or modern cladding.
As specialists in stone cleaning and having worked extensively with English Heritage, we have the experience to use the perfect combination of steam temperature and pressure to blast away ingrained dirt from stonework, returning it to its original colour and intended appearance. To carefully clean the ornate stonework of County Hall without causing damage to the period features and sculpture work, we used a DOFF steam cleaning system, dialled in to a temperature of 160 degrees and 100bar pressure.
Following completion of our building cleaning work at Nottingham County Hall, the striking stonework was restored and our client was delighted with the results.
For more information on our stone cleaning and general building cleaning and maintenance services, please contact us by calling 0844 800 2428.