About this project
STRAND ARCADE CASE STUDY
Located within the Derby City Centre Conservation Area, The Strand Arcade was built during the late 19th Century. Architect John S Story was commissioned to design the arcade which was to be the first in Derby. The design of arcade was heavily influenced by the famous Burlington Arcade in London.
A part of a wider program of works under the Townscape Heritage Initiative, a nationwide Heritage Lottery Funded program rejuvenating neglected historic city centres, the remedial works to The Strand Arcade involved removing inappropriate 20th Century shop fronts from three properties and replacing these with new, designed and detailed to closely replicate those of the original period of construction.
A major part of these works was the reinstatement of a stone column which had been removed during early the 20th Century alterations. The new column was to match those already existing within the Arcade, complete with a hand carved Corinthian capital containing acanthus leaves, scrolls and various flower designs.
Project type: Private, domestic dwelling
Categories : Restoration, Traditional Skills, Shop Front, Building Repair