Paye Stonework and Restoration
The Grade II Listed Seafield Gardens Water Tower was originally built at a cost of £2,500 in 1898 for the West Hants Water Company.
It was constructed to supply the Southbourne-on-Sea area following problems with the Iford Pumping Station.
The tower, Romanesque in style, is a significant mass brick construction, standing approximately 25 metres high and is a building of architectural or historic importance.
Following initial ground level and drone surveys which hi-lighted damage and defects that were affecting the external masonry. These included surface soiling and staining, open and missing pointing, failed brick mortar repairs and structural fracturing causing displacement of brickwork.
Following erection of access scaffold, the tower was cleaned and re-surveyed with a structural engineer in attendance to provide further inspection and reporting on the cause and repair of structural fracturing