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Arts at Berwick

The Conservation Project 2020

A six-year project to assess the condition, restore and conserve the Bloomsbury paintings came to fruition in 2020. The project received a 63% grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. We are grateful to all those who supported this project.

The works included:

  • Removing and insulating the roof
  • Digging up the floor, installing underfloor heating and laying new handmade Aldershaw floor tiles
  • Installing a sustainable ground source heating system consisting of four boreholes each a depth of 150 m (492 ft) and building a plant room to house the equipment
  • The restoration of the paintings by the international conservators Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby
  • Installation of a new audio visual system to allow digital contributions or ‘offerings’
  • An environmental control system which also provides comfortable heating of the space when in use for services and events
  • A fully accessible toilet extension and kitchenette
  • New stackable pews to allow for a more flexible use of the space
  • A sound box to allow visitors to access musical offerings performed and recorded in the church or in response to it
  • New LED lights were installed to view the paintings in the best light.

If you would like to find out more about the Restoration Project, please contact the Benefice Administrator benefice.administrator@berwickchurch.org.uk