Internal and External Restoration




Principal Contractor

Paye Stonework and Restoration


Chatham, Kent

The South-East England Development Agency (SEEDA) appointed Paye to complete renovation work on a Victorian pumphouse at its flagship Chatham Maritime site.

The pumphouse is situated on the banks of the River Medway and overlooks the award winning 300-berth Chatham Maritime marina.

South Pumping Station, which is known as Pumphouse No. 5, was originally built to pump out thousands of gallons of water from the dry docks, allowing work to take place underneath the ships on their hulls.

Work undertaken included the replacement of approximately 27,000 bricks, mending structural cracks, replacing rotten timber decking and missing windows and doors.

Interior walls were grit blasted to remove a build-up of many layers of paint, and the water tank that forms the roof over the northern section of the building was cleaned and refurbished.