Project Overview :

Having originally undertaken façade cleaning on the north elevation of Wolverhampton City Council’s Civic Centre back in 2014, we returned to complete the remaining elevations three years later as part of a wider refurbishment project set to breathe new life in to this classic 1970’s brick Government building. With the initial phase delivered under budget, the Council was keen to work with our team again – this time in conjunction with the main refurbishment contractor.

Due to the building’s unique layout and appearance, we devised a multi-access strategy, including abseiling and high-level MEWPs, to safely reach all areas of the building façade. This was particularly important as the building is located in an extremely busy and highly visible city centre location.


We used a phased approach to address the build-up of organic matter including moss and lichens, initially neutralising the spores and preventing future regrowth. We followed by steam cleaning to improve the building’s appearance inline with the Council’s expectations.


Following those initial phases, it quickly became apparent that the lack of historical cleaning had led to a failure in the pointing, so severe in places that the building was experiencing water ingress. To further support the client and add maximum value, we remained on site for a further x months to ensure all re-pointing was completed and each elevation looked uniform.



City of Wolverhampton Council

The approach and advice on setting up the works at the Wolverhampton Civic Centre were first class. Building Transformation’s attention to detail was excellent and the RAMS were followed meticulously to every detail. We were delighted with the works and service, and would not hesitate to use them again, nor hesitate to recommend them to any organisation.


Kevin Egginton – Building Surveyor – City of Wolverhampton Council