Tolent won a £1.1m award to carry out the first phase of restoration works of the Pattern Shop building which had fallen into disrepair a decade ago. The building stands right behind the Central Station in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The Pattern Shop is of historical value, once being a part of Robert Stephenson’s steam locomotive works in 1823 in Newcastle. It was the first company in the world which was created specifically to build railway engines.
The restoration works include deep clean, asbestos removal, replacement of timber floor, treatment to structural steel work, stripping out of itemised internal items and roof plant, roof repair works including removal and replacement of rainwater goods.
The repair and fixing done by Tolent is making way for the building to regain its foundation, structure, and stability.