The Grade II listed Piermaster’s House at Old Quay, Whitehaven is a two storey sandstone built structure with hipped slate roof. It is thought that part of the building was constructed in 1642 and is contemporaneous with the neighbouring Watch Tower. The building has suffered from the extreme exposure to the marine environment, resulting in significant deterioration of the structure and external masonry.
Mosedale Gillatt Architects are currently appointed by NECT and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners to prepare an outline Condition Survey and Schedule of Repairs. This is intended to broadly indicate the principal factors thought to be responsible for the current condition of the building and then an indication of remedial works required to the fabric. The report also includes suggestions for additional works required for ‘adaptation’ to a new use and will be used to inform an HLF Stage 1 bid that will be submitted shortly.