Hardy Monument (2011)

The Hardy monument has been subject to previous stone replacements within the last 15 years which have subsequently failed, leaving elements of the tower structurally precarious. An initial ropes access survey helped to identify and quantify the level and nature of the failure and helped inform the specification of works. The report concluded that in its present condition it represented an immediate threat to health and safety and its continuing deterioration would likely to be accelerated by its exposed location. The project included the replacement of numerous failed stones as well as mortar repair and pinning to individual stones on the external elevation, raking out the failed cementitious pointing, deep packing and pointing with lime mortars designed to withstand the hostile environment.