T R Freeman Help Give the Dreadnought Building new Lease of Life

January 02 2018

T R Freeman is proud to be working on a complete roof refurbishment of the Dreadnought building, University of Greenwich.

Appointed the project by lead contractors Willmott Dixon, T R Freeman will be installing high performance felt, liquid coating, slate, Leadwork and zinc to the Grade 2 listed building.

Originally constructed in 1768, the Dreadnought building has had various uses over its lifetime, including a stabling area, a hospital and more recently a place of learning.

The £20 million redevelopment will see it transformed into a student hub, providing state-of-the-art learning, teaching and social space at the heart of the Greenwich campus.

Cyril Balcombe, Business Development Manager, Roofing Maintenance and Refurbishment Division, T R Freeman said “We were delighted when we were awarded the contract by Willmott Dixon, working on all the roofing elements of this redevelopment. We have an extensive track record providing services for buildings of this nature." He continued "Willmott Dixon required one contractor who could install the new roofing works and be able to make good the old traditional areas with slate, lead and felt, our refurbishment division has the bespoke expertise in the traditional areas to meet with Willmott Dixon's requirements on this project.”

Due to be completed in May 2018, the building will be the ‘go to’ place on campus for students, staff and visitors to the university.