The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 19 > The Archbishop's Palace, Maidstonee
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The Archbishop's Palace, Maidstonee

Restoration of the Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone allowed an interesting insight into how the building was altered and structurally weakened over the centuries. As a local authority funded project, extensive precontract surveying was carried out in an attempt to minimise unforeseen costs. Strengthening of floors to meet public-use loading led to the testing of a number of full-size secondary floor beams. This paper describes in general terms the restoration works and provides details of the testing and the results produced. R.C. Lemon and G.E. Dickinson