Fairholmes Visitor Centre welcomes people to the Peak District National Park, known for its amazing reservoirs, stunning views, and magnificent walks, in the upper Derwent Valley.
With a high footfall of visitors, the centre must be well maintained and kept in keeping with its local surroundings. Situated in woodland, approximately 600 yards from Derwent Dam, famous for its connection with the Dambuster raid in World War II, this facility is a regular meeting place for hikers and tourists to the area.
Unfortunately, the visitor centre that provides public toilets and a ranger base was badly vandalised recently.
So, a team from Bagnalls were quickly deployed to secure the centre from further damage and weather deterioration. After the initial debris was removed and the original external walling preserved for re-use, the repairs could begin.
We started by building up the inner wall with breezeblocks, then installing insulation between the inner and outer wall, and then finally rebuilding the external wall using the original stone materials where possible. In addition, the shutter window had to be fixed as the vandals had tried to force the shutters open and minor internal redecoration work was required to hide the repairs to the inner wall.
The job was completed within 2 days and the facility is now back to normal due to the excellent workmanship and dedicated commitment of our site team.