Belfast Royal Academy, Belfast

Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Stronghold Preservation were contacted because parts of the stone facade were becoming loose, and some masonry falling, causing a hazard to the public. Along with the conservation architect, Stronghold Preservation designed a temporary solution to the problem; designing and installing two different systems of masonry netting systems to catch the falling masonry debris.

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To the rear stairwell, a discreet fine mesh netting was applied vertically and directly to the building, to catch small fragments of flaking stone. To the remainder of the building, a 1 metre horizontal 'catch net' was bracketed at approximately 3.5metres above finished ground level. This overhead mesh protection was anchored to the building by Cintec stitching anchors.

Stronghold Preservation are approved installers of Cintec anchors in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast Royal Academy is a voluntary grammar school, the oldest school in Belfast. The Crombie building is a B1 listed building, constructed in 1880.