“The rare arched and bolt-timber laminated trussed roof of this Victorian building presented David Packham with his project triumph. The scheme aimed to reveal the roof in all its glory from inside the building by removing the first floor that obscured it and replacing its felt with Welsh slate. It was David’s recognition of how the structure worked originally and his ability to identify the risks that delivered success.
"David’s solution retained the original look and feel of an aesthetically pleasing interior at less cost than any of the alternative solutions proposed.
"Beyond this, David brought his own experience as a skilled craftsman to bear, along with his knowledge of listed structures and management know-how.”