Hill House steel mesh frame takes shape
January 23 2019
The National Trust for Scotland has begun the transformation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House in Helensburgh, with the fabrication of a custom steel mesh ‘box’ around the landmark.
Built by Robertson the structure has been designed to protect the building from the elements while essential repairs are carried out to its fabric to prevent water ingress.
Robertson Central West MD Ed Parry, said: “Since starting on site in November last year we have been laying the groundwork for this important milestone. It was an exciting moment for everyone involved in the project to see the crane arrive and for the first part of the steel structure to be put in place.
“This is a hugely important project and one that is genuinely unique – we look forward to keeping the public up to date with continued progress and to delivering on the National Trust for Scotland’s vision for The Hill House.”
Thus far the National Trust has raised £1.2m in a public appeal to raise the £1.5m needed to save The Hill House for the nation.