Matlock Bath is a unique village just south of Matlock in Derbyshire nestled alongside the River Derwent in a steep and beautiful gorge.
The historic stone WC building within the village’s Memorial Gardens was closed by Derbyshire Dales District Council earlier this year after a condition survey discovered significant structural defects, putting the public safety at risk.
Aura Conservation began the restoration work in September 2016 which included stabilisation to the structure, roof replacement works, full internal refurbishment and repairs and decoration to ornate metalwork.
Internal refurbishment included new internal walls and re-plastering, new screed floors, removal and replacement of ceramic tiling to floors and walls, ceiling replacement, internal draining and installation of new fixtures and fittings. Externally repairs were made to the sub- structure and superstructure including full replacement of slate double pitched roof, new wall plate, replacement of facias, soffits and rainwater goods, window repairs, refurbishment of external doors and repairs to steel columns.
These works were carried out discreetly within the memorial gardens which remained live to the public.