Another heritage project for VINCI Technology Centre

Another heritage project for VINCI Technology Centre

VINCI Technology Centre have been awarded a commission to design, install and monitor a Cathodic Protection system for a major refurbishment project at the Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Cathodic protection (CP) is an electro-chemical process for arresting corrosion.
The application method for steel framed, masonry clad buildings was first developed by Technology Centre engineers in the 1980s. Since this method avoids the need for façade removal it is particularly useful for heritage structures

Technology Centre Director, Dr Russell Matthews said:
“The application of CP for heritage buildings is completely different from other forms of CP and requires a great deal of care and expertise at both design and installation. In addition long-term monitoring of the system is essential to ensure continued protection, indeed we continue to monitor many installations, some of which have been place for decades”

Opened in 1920, Marylebone Town Hall remains a fine example of early 20th Century municipal architecture. It was designed by the early-20th.century, British architect, Sir Edwin Cooper and listed in 1981.

The building has been the venue for many celebrity weddings including Sir Paul McCartney (twice) , Liam Gallagher to Patsy Kensit and Ringo Star to Barbara Bach

Published: 19/05/2015

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