|Client:||Bristol City Council|
|Approved Installer:||TRAC Structural|
A Grade II listed building, the former Bristol North Baths, which closed in 2005, has undergone a sensitive refurbishment and conversion into a new community health centre with a library and some residential flats. The conversion required a large number of new window and door openings to be created using a non-disruptive method that would cause minimal disturbance to the 470mm thick solid brick walls.
To save time and money and preserve the building's aesthetic appearance, the Helifix system of forming masonry beams to create lintels from the existing brickwork was specified rather than using traditional mechanical props to support the masonry while installing new concrete lintels.
The installation of the fully concealed Helifix system was quick, easy and very cost-effective and the overall appearance of the listed building was unaffected as the original brickwork was retained.