The West Quadrant forms part of the iconic North Elevation of Blenheim Palace.
The Architects to the Palace; Nick Cox Architects Limited had recognised the pressing need to repair this area and went out to tender with an extensive shedule of work.
Weldon Stone Enterprises Limited were successful with their tender and were delighted to be awarded the contract.
Following the erection of the scaffold , it became apparent that the cornice was in an even worse condition than originally thought.
The intricately carved cornice was in poor condition with much of it in need of replacement. Those areas that were still structurally sound have been conserved and new stones have been painted with Copperas which is a long-held tradition for Blenheim Palace giving the Palace it’s warm ginger colour.
Employer: Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation
Architect: Nick Cox Architects Limited
Contractor: Weldon Stone Enterprises Limited