Project Completion: Custom House, Folkestone

As a Folkestone based company, it is always nice to be able to undertake projects that benefit our local community and we’re really proud to have this week completed the regeneration and restoration of Custom House for the Folkestone Harbour Company.

Custom House is located on the harbour and was an iconic part of Folkestone Harbour following its completion in 1859. Sadly Custom House was damaged during the war and only a small section of it remains in place today.

 

This is a photo featured in Folkestone From Old Photographs by By Alan F. Taylor, showing Custom House in its heyday 

We were asked by the Folkestone Harbour Company to complete a restoration of the remnant of Custom House in time for the Folkestone Triennial, so it may be used as an exhibition space throughout the event

The restoration work undertaken includes:

  • Full structural repairs
  • New roof and flooring
  • Re-pointing and rendering
  • Custom made joinery windows and doors made by our joinery department Park Farm Joinery
  • Full electrical works
  • Internal fit out

The scheme had a very tight timescale but we are pleased to say the works were completed on time by our excellent team and the building is now ready to be used and enjoyed by the community.

Poseidon has been brought back to life with the renovation to the front of the building

Inside, the newly named ‘Urban Room’ features information about Folkestone and Triennial artwork