Ellis and Company start work on site in Wiltshire this Spring on two new sites.
The Grade II listed Engine House in Swindon was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and built in 1844 as an much needed engine works. In 1870 the building was extended to provide office accommodation and further offices were added again in 1903. The building was acquired by English Heritage, now Historic England, in 1992 to house the vast archives they hold. Ellis and Co are principle contractor for a project to reroof and repair the roofs of this industrial warehouse which is an iconic part of Swindon's rail and industrial history.
Just a short distance away in the Lydiard Estate, is St Mary's Church in Lydiard Tregoze. This is a Grade I Listed Church, with origins in the 1700s. It achieved HLF funding to complete much needed conservation repair work. Ellis and Co were appointed principle contractor and will be on site to reroof the Chancel and porch roofs, complete masonry repairs, and internally to install heating and electrics and complete some conservation repairs particularly to the churches' pews.