List of Consultancy Contracts


Carried out 1985-2012 by Geoff Wallis, C. Eng. MIMech.E

Temperate House, Kew Gardens, London, advisor to English Heritage on proposals for major refurbishment.

West Dean College, Sussex.  Course Leadership & lecturer, historic metalwork conservation Masterclass.

Devonport Dockyard, Kings Hill. Survey of railings and specification of repairs to an early nineteenth century gazebo. 

Swiss Garden, Old Warden Park, Hertfordshire.  Survey and specification of repairs to four bridges, a glazed iron conservatory and perimeter railings.

Hilton Hall, Worcestershire.  Survey and specification for rescue and repair of an early eighteenth century glazed iron Forcing House in very poor condition.

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol.  Specialist advice on practical repair work.

National Heritage Ironwork Group.  Specialist tuition on CPD course 2011-2013

St. John the Baptist Church, Stowford.  Survey and specification for repairs to wrought iron railings around the Harris Monument.

British Museum, London.  Survey specification for repairs to Smirke railings displaced by tree roots.

Mottistone Manor, Isle of Wight.  Survey of 70 historic iron windows.

St Wilfrid’s Priory, Leeds.  Survey of historic iron windows.

Farringdon Bridge, condition survey, development of repair proposals for cast ironwork for City of London.

Mall Gardens, Bristol City Council.  Survey of early railings, specification for repairs/renewals and budgets.

Carmarthen City Council.  Survey of Victorian bandstand, specification for repairs, and preparation of budgets.

Wentworth Castle, Barnsley.  Advice on conservatory ironwork repairs for English Heritage.

British Museum, North East Entrance Gates.  Proposals for automating heavy security gates.

Hewell Grange, Bromsgrove.  Archive research, site excavation, survey and preparation of a costed specification and schedule of works for restoration of a 19C cast iron bridge by Horsley Foundry, for HMP Service.

Bedford Park, Bedford. Condition survey of park main entrance gates.

Hippodrome Theatre, London.  Design and detailing of a replica glazed decorative canopy based on a few surviving photographs of the original.

St. Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury.  Trial dismantling of a 1795 Coalbrookdale Company cast iron east window, glazed with original glass by Francis Eginton.  Deveoplment of repairs specification and costings.

Sleaford Maltings, Lincolnshire.  Survey of a large number of cast iron windows on Europe’s largest traditional maltings for English Heritage.  Preparation of repairs schedule and budget costings.

British Museum, London. Investigation to establish the cause of subsidence/misalignment of original grand cast iron railings to east perimeter, development of costed schedule of works for levelling and realigning.

Bishopsgate Goods Yard, London.  Condition Survey of grand wrought and cast iron entrance gates and opening gear, preparation of specification and costed schedule of repairs and renewals.

Stanstead Park, Sussex.  Survey of conservatory rooflight openers, preparation of costed repair proposals.

Chiswick House, London.  Survey of heavy cast iron carriage gates for English Heritage.

Stourport Town Bridge.  Survey of cast ironwork, preparation of costed repairs schedule.

Abbey House, Winchester.  Survey of City-centre cast iron railings and gates for Winchester City Council and English Heritage.  Preparation of costed repairs schedule.

Queen’s Hotel, Torquay.  Survey of steel window-frames, preparation of costed schedule of repairs.

St. James’ Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight.  Condition Survey and costed schedule of repairs for English Heritage.

Codsall Bridge, Devon. Survey and preparation of costed schedule of repairs.

Coronation Fountain, Aberdare Park.  Condition survey and costed repairs schedules for cast ironwork and water system.

British Museum, London.  Investigative works and survey of Sydney Smirke’s Great Russell Street main Entrance Gates. Development of schedule of repairs.

Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.  Design of a large replica iron Aviary based on one indistinct image and evidence from site.

Windsor Royal Station.  Survey of iron canopy façade, costed schedule of repairs.

Cannington Bridge, Somerset. Survey of early wrought iron handrail, costed schedule of repairs.

Nothe Fort, Weymouth.  Site trials for repairs to historic iron railings, preparation of costed schedule of works for Weymouth Council.

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.  Investigative works and survey of a glazed conservatory and colonnaded façade, preparation of costed schedule of repairs.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London.  Survey of Nash cast iron railings, trial removals, preparation of a costed schedule of repairs, design of new anchorages, and other advisory works.

Knightshayes Court, Tiverton, Devon.  Survey, schedule of remedials and budgets for repairs to a listed timber conservatory for the National Trust.

Bellair House, Charmouth, Dorset.  Survey of cast and wrought iron canopied walkway, costed schedule of repairs.

Railway swing-bridge, Oxford.  Survey of a wrought iron railway swing-bridge, Preparation of a costed schedule of repairs and renewals.

St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury.  Survey of late eighteenth century cast iron window by the Coalbrookdale Company.

Iron Ore Wharf, Cardiff Bay. Inspection of a large timber jetty including underwater survey, preparation of a costed proposal for repairs for use as part of Cardiff International Sports Village.

The Orangery, Barton Seagrave Hall, Kettering.  Metalwork survey to Grade 1 listed glasshouse.

Castle Way, Southampton.  Design of replacement railings to blend with an historic environment for Southampton City Council.

The Iron Bridge, Blaenavon.  Survey, specification and budgets for repairs to an early nineteenth century cast iron bridge.

West Norwood Cemetery.  Survey and specification for repairs and painting to listed Victorian cast iron railings in a sensitive location.

Point House, West Grove, Greenwich.  Survey and specification for repairs to a Grade 2* listed conservatory.

Roundwood Park Entrance Gates.   Brief examination of gates and adjacent railings on the South Eastern side of the Park in the London Borough of Brent, on behalf of Brent Parks Service.

Buckingham Gates, St James Park, London. Survey of two pairs of ornamental wrought iron carriage gates, four pedestrian gates, together with lodge and associated structures. Preparation of repairs specification and costings on behalf of Historic Royal Parks.

English Heritage  2003 ongoing.   Advisory contract on the conservation of cast and wrought ironwork.

St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury.  Survey and specification of repairs, with budgets, to late eighteenth century Grade 2* listed cast iron window.

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.  Condition survey of listed wrought iron gateway and schedule of repairs.

Treforest Tin-Plate Works, Pontypridd.  Survey of early nineteenth century wrought iron, roof trusses over four large industrial buildings.

The Workhouse, Chipping Sodbury.  Survey of approx 100 No iron windows, preparation of repairs specification and budgets.

 ‘Mother Ludlam’s Cave’ Nr Farnborough.  Design of large stainless steel grille.

Park Stile Lodge, Langley Park, Wexham, Nr Slough.  Survey of ironwork and masonry to entrance gateway for Buckinghamshire County Council.

The Old School House, Reigate.  Survey of iron windows and specification of repairs.

Town Gardens Bandstand, Swindon  Survey and specification for repairs.

Great Northern Hotel, St Pancras, London. Survey, specification and budget for dismantling the glazed timber and iron entrance porch.

Dunoon Pier, a large listed timber pier on the River Clyde.  Inspection and preparation of budget for the multi-million pound restoration.

The Vinery iron vault.  Survey for The Shoreham Society, specification and budgets for repairs.

Coalbrookdale cast iron drinking trough.  Survey and specification for repairs to the and

Somerton, Somerset. Survey and specification for repairs to a cast iron lamp standard.

Trent Bridge, Gainsborough.  Design of new iron balustrading and fascia in an historically sensitive area.

Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey; survey and specification for repairs to the stone and ironwork of the 80m long ornate entrance screen.

Lutterells Tower, Calshot, Survey of decorative iron gates designed by E Lutyens to the sea frontage for the Landmark Trust.

Coombe Cliff Conservatory at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London.  Survey of the grand cast iron specification for cleaning, repairs and repainting

Priory Green Estate, Kings Cross, London, for the Peabody Trust.  Survey and specification for repairs and renewals to cast ironwork on the exterior of four Berthold Lubetkin blocks of post-war housing.

West Grove, Hammers Lane, London.  Survey and specification for repair of two sets of folding glazed steel doors.

Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire.   Survey and specification for repairs to two large Clark and Hope glasshouses.

Mansion House, for the City of Bristol. Survey and specification for repairs to the cast iron main entrance canopy.

Former City Bank, Threadneedle Street, London. Survey and specification for repair of the glazed dome including painted bent glass.

Gunnersbury Park Italian Gardens, London. Design of replica puddled iron trellis-work.

Inner Temple Gardens, Victoria Embankment, London. Survey and trial refurbishment of cast iron railings.

Memorial Park, Pontypool, for Torfaen BC.  Specification for reconstruction of smashed cast iron gates.

Whitehead and Barnhalt Station footbridges for Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland. Survey and specifications for repairs and painting.

Iron Railings for Kensington Mansions, London. Specification for replacement replicas.

Gas Street Retort House,  Birmingham.  Survey of cast iron roof structure.

Turweston House.  Preparation of design and drawings for a new two-storey conservatory.

George Green Entrance Gates, Langley Park, Wexham, survey for Buckinghamshire County Council.

The Barn, Windmill House, Arkley. Survey of the timber roof and proposals for strengthening.

Enville Hall, Staffordshire, survey of glazed dome, preparation of costed schedule of repairs.

Glazed Cupola at St. James Street, London 7m diameter, survey and specification of repairs.

Exeter City Council.  Survey of early 19th century cast and wrought iron bridge.

Carrick Rocks 19 and 8m span wrought iron footbridges, for the Northern Ireland Dept.

of the Environment. Structural survey including schedule, specification and costing of all repairs and renewals.

The Oval Pond, Althorp House, Northampton, site survey and design of security fence.

Daws Hill House, High Wycombe. Survey of wrought iron gates and specification of repairs.

Sun Foundry Drinking Fountain, St Arvans, Nr Chepstow. Condition Survey and specification for repairs and painting.

Clarence Square and Russell Square, Brighton. Site survey and specification for replacement Railings.

Orangery Wall, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus. Survey and specification of repairs for cast ironwork.

The Rye, Wycombe District Council. Survey of 60m decorative eighteenth century wrought iron fencing.

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.  Survey of wrought and cast iron windows.

LMS Station Rewley Road Oxford for Railtrack Plc. Feasibility Study and costings for the relocation of the listed iron and timber train-shed.

Fairfield, Dalkeith,   Survey of a rare cast iron Glasshouse.

Star Yard Urinal, of cast iron design preserved in situe for Camden Borough Council.

Powis Castle, Welshpool for National Trust. Condition survey of early 18C gates.

Clairevoie, Sherbourne Old Castle, Dorset, for English Heritage.  Survey to establish condition of surviving metalwork, specify repairs and prepare budget costs.

St Pancras Station approach, London, for Union Railways Ltd.  Survey of 2000T triple gas holders and locomotive water tower. Method  spec, programme and costings for removal in advance of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link construction.

Cambridge Gate, Regents Park, London.  Survey of curved glass lantern light.

Elmore Court, Gloucestershire for English Heritage. Survey of eighteenth century gates and specification for repairs.

Langley Park, Slough for Buckinghamshire County Council.  Survey and drawings for repair and relocation of entrance gates.

Naum Gabo's sculpture "Torsion" for St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster. Investigations and development of proposals for reinstating rotational drive and water supply.

Landsea House, Cardiff Docks.  Survey of gates and railings,

West End House for Poole Borough Council. Survey of early wrought iron gates and railings.

Cyfarthfa Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil for Mid Glamorgan County Council. Survey of eighteenth century cast iron bridge.

H.M. Naval Base, Portsmouth.  Survey of 50 metal windows to No. 2 Ship Shop.

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for B.M. Southeast.  Survey of zinc statue of a Boar.

The Jewel House, (Waterloo Barracks) Tower of London, for Historic Royal Palaces. Survey of 250 historic metal windows.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London for P.S.A.  Survey of carriage gates,

Brunswick Square, Hove, for English  Heritage.  Survey of newly erected cast iron railings.

Lurgan Public Park, Northern Ireland.  Survey of cast iron Coalbrookdale Boy and Serpent        Fountain.

Albert Memorial, London.  Survey of railings.

Cleveland Bridge, Bristol, for Avon County Council. Optical Analysis of random paint samples,

Lorne, Belfast. Survey and specification for restoration of the listed iron Solarium.

Victoria Embankment, London, for the Conservation Practise. Condition survey of Coalbrookdale Serpent cast iron lanterns.

Powderham Castle, Devon.  Survey and repairs spec, for metal window-frames and glazing.

Castle Mall, Norwich.  Duke Street Bridge, survey and designs for re-erection of cast iron bridge.

Grafton Street, Mayfair, London. Specification for refurbishment of balconies and railings.

Orangery, Panshanger Estate, Hertford for Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust. Survey of remains of an iron  roof.

Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire. Refurbishment of the iron Conservatory.

Portadown, Northern IrelandSpecification for restoration of balconies.

Lansdowne Drive, Hackney, London.  Facade metalwork survey.

Hermitage, Bicton Park, Devon.  Restoration specification.

St. Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.Metalwork to ornamental gateway.

St. Malachy's College, Antrim Road, Belfast. Restoration of ornamental iron gates.

Lansdown Crescent, Bath  Survey of wrought iron pillars, overthrows and railings for English Heritage.

White House, Cannock for Staffordshire County Council.  Specification for repairs to gates.

Ravensdowne Barracks, Berwick, for English Heritage.  Cast iron window frames spec.

Stourbridge Town Clock.  Cast iron pillar and casing survey and repairs spec.

Osborne House, Isle of Wight for English Heritage. Survey and schedule of repairs for two iron and copper-framed glass houses.

Elmhurst, Great Missenden, Bucks, for English Heritage. Zinc-framed conservatory.

Hawtreys School, nr Marlborough, Wilts. Survey of iron conservatory roof, specification for repairs. 

Eastwood Manor Farm, for English Heritage. Survey of the early galvanised-steel-clad roof to listed barns, specification for repairs.

Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street, London,  Survey of roof metalwork to following failure. Expert witness work.

Palmeston Fort, Alderney for the Landmark Trust. Survey of cast iron roof beams, advice on strengthening.


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