During the 2 year renovation of Shuttle Row, we’ll be bringing you little updates on how the renovation is progressing and noting anything interesting during the renovation. For instance, intrigued by this little panel of render stripped from the facade of the building, I found out that its a little sample panel before the actual stripping of the white render.
When the renovation starts in earnest, Shuttle Row will be stripped back to the brickwork and may look very different to not just how we know it today, but also very different to any previous photo of the building. Even in Livingstone’s day, there was an old type of render on the building to protect the brickwork.
The Grade A listed building, dating back to the 1780s is currently closed for renovation, although the grounds remain open.