The property is Grade II* listed
These Grade II* listed buildings are located in St. Mary’s Gate, in the centre of Derby, and date to the early-mid eighteenth century. Both properties had sustained damage to their roofs and building fabric, resulting in water ingress. The historic rainwater goods were missing and an inappropriate cement-based render had been also been applied to to the rear and the roof parapet.
Repairs were made to the fabric of the building where necessary. This included the replacement of the cement render to the rear of the property with lime, the repair of the stone parapet and roof covering, the reinstatement of cast iron rainwater goods and repairs to the timber windows and stone sills. Though previously vacant prior to the scheme, the buildings were soon used as offices following the completion of the works.
The stunning, Grade II* listed property is located in Wardwick and dates to the seventeenth century. The property is believed to be the first brick-built building in the city and was designed by Robert Smythson, who also designed Hardwick Hall. It was known as Gisborne House for a number of years, in reference to the local landowning family who originally owned it, before later coming to be known as Jacobean House. It was originally wider, being of five gables as opposed to two, but was shortened in 1855 to create Becket Street. The grounds which were once found to the rear have also been developed in the ensuing centuries.
Prior to the PSiCA the building had been intermittently vacant for a number of years, and had gradually fallen into a poor state of repair. In order to ensure the continued longevity of the building, a number of repairs were made, including the sash windows, the roof, two chimney stacks and the lead work. The gutters were also replaced to protect the building from future water ingress.