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Century Manor, a designated building built in 1884, has a stone foundation with load bearing brick walls and concrete slabs supported on steel beams. It has ornate wood brackets and modillions, metal cornice and asphalt shingles. The building has been vacant since 1995. SBA commission, participated in and reviewed the MBS Cultural Heritage Inventory for Century Manor, Hickory Hall, and Grove Hall all on this site.

SBA undertook a condition assessment of the building and produced a Heritage Inventory, phased and costed Stabilization Masterplan complete with Intervention Guidelines. SBA presented these guidelines to the LACAC and the Heritage Committee of the City of Hamilton. SBA received the sign-off on the masterplan from both these parties as required under ORC’s Class EA Assessment process.

Phase 1 is complete. It consisted of the restoration of the ornate stone and brick chimneys as well as some priority foundation repairs. Life safety concerns also necessitated the removal of unstable elements. Phase 2 the re-roofing of the central block complete with conservation of wood fascia, soffits and brackets is also complete. Both these phases were completed on schedule and within SBA’s construction budget.

SBA has completed the contract documents for Phase 3: re-roofing of the wings and priority masonry stabilization.