Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Favourite Building Refurbished using Alumasc Rainwater

Posted by judy

Jul13

The world of architecture is today celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir George Gilbert Scott (13 July 1811 – 27 March 1878).

Scott was the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station – a project that became a personal favourite of Scott, who regarded it as his most successful building.

In 2008, St Pancras underwent a massive £800million refurbishment for which Alumasc were commissioned to supply bespoke cast iron rainwater systems to meet the stringent requirements of English Heritage.

Existing rainwater systems, despite being almost 150 years old, were still in use. As part of the redevelopment project English Heritage insisted that any new rainwater details must faithfully reproduce the original patterns of the Victorian rainwater goods used when the station was first built.

Alumasc worked closely with the main contractors to produce bespoke moulds, creating cast iron replicas of all the existing pipes and hoppers to take away rainwater from the vast single span roof, which is still the largest of its type in the world.

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