Sheffield roofing specialist, Martin-Brooks, is helping Nottingham’s first railway station make the successful journey from courtroom to boardroom as it undergoes its latest reincarnation.
Martin-Brooks has completely reroofed the original Carrington Street station, as part of its transformation into office space, following the departure of Nottingham coroner’s court.
The 19th century building adjoins the city’s new court complex, but will now be used commercially, as the coroner’s court has been re-housed. Martin-Brooks was asked to strip back the former station’s natural Welsh slate roof, replacing the battens and underlay before recovering it with 7,000 new slates. The firm also relined and redesigned the original parapet gutters, to meet current industry guidelines.
Re-roofing the coroner’s court was a major part of a larger programme of refurbishment carried out by contractors, Beighton Construction and project managers, EC Harris. This meant Martin-Brooks had to schedule its work carefully to keep the building watertight at all times.
Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director, said: “We were asked to carry out roof repairs to the former station, having worked previously on other court properties and I am pleased to say the job was brought in under budget and within the client’s tight timescale. Despite spending only a decade fulfilling its original purpose, this sturdy Victorian structure has proved to be adept at meeting the changing requirements of its occupants and having undergone such a thorough renovation, it is now ready for the demands of modern office life.”