The large, Grade II Listed Old Town Hall in Folkestone received generous donations from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund the Folkestone HEART (Heritage, Education, Art, Regeneration and Tourism) project to create a new museum and cultural hub in the building’s old basement.
With their local expertise and experience in installing waterproofing to listed properties, Newton Specialist Contractor Anglian Tectonics worked closely with project architects Godden Allen Lawn and main contractor Coombs to design a waterproofing solution for this valuable project.
Considering the valuable artefacts and antiquities that were going to be housed in the new museum, it was crucial that the waterproofing system provided a completely dry basement area, classified as ‘Grade 3’ by the British Standard for Waterproofing, BS 8102:2009. Anglian Tectonics therefore designed a full Newton CDM System for the basement area. In a Grade II Listed building such as this, the CDM System is also ideal as it is sympathetic to the existing structure, and if necessary, it can be removed in future without damaging the basement walls.
Anglian installed over 600m2 of Newton 508 membrane, which captures and directs ingressing water into a perimeter system of Basedrain drainage channels, that in turn connect to safe internal drainage at both basement and sub-basement level to ensure safe removal of the water.
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