The 18th century fountain lay dormant for a number of years due to subsidence and structural issues leaving it in a critical condition and at imminent risk of collapse. The project involved the removal of all 122 individual pieces of the fountain to the restoration specialists, Lost Arts workshop in Wigan, for cleaning, repairs and painting. Kelson Technical installed an extensive piled foundation solution with ground bearing slab, designed by Applied Engineering Design. This ensures the fountain’s stability for the next 150 years. A new water filtration and recirculation pump makes the fountain more eco-friendly as the previous system used 12,000 litres of water an hour. The new state-of-the-art diagnostics control system ensures optimum operation as it notifies of any possible issues from a pressure drop or a pump not working.
All this means the Ross Fountain can now be easily maintained and monitored so it doesn’t end up non-operational again.
Thomson Gray were delighted to provide Project Management and Cost Consultancy services to The Ross Development Trust for this exciting and unique project.