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Bray Studios update - Alison Knight Consulting
Planning update 22 - Oct 2020 - Bray Studios update
Work continues apace on Down Place House, the Grade II listed building which forms part of the original Bray Studios site. The building is not yet water-tight so the scaffolding and roof covering will remain in place whilst the major work continues this Autumn. The west elevation, which was the original entrance to the house, has been completely rebuilt using thousands of hand-made 2-inch bricks, replicating the original. Throughout the building in the roof, external and internal walls and floors, many rotting timbers have had to be replaced. The southern part of the roof has been replaced and is now complete with repaired castellations and new grey natural slates. The rest of the roof will be finished this Autumn, and the chimney on the north elevation will be rebuilt. The iconic portico overlooking the river has had to have extensive new steel works but is nearing completion. This river-facing elevation has had several new bespoke window frames installed, as well as refurbishment of as many of the original Georgian sash windows as could be salvaged.

On the wider studio site you may have noticed that much of the surplus spoil has been relocated and landscaping work is ongoing. New Covid safety measures such as additional wash hand basins and sanitising stations are being installed, and it is envisaged that staff will return this Autumn to begin set and prop making.