Under a $10 million Job Order Contract, TMG renovated the historic Valley Bank to create office space for county attorneys. Exterior restoration involved painstakingly removing damaged brick and mortar and replacing it with new masonry that matched the color and characteristics of the materials removed. Removed brick that was salvageable was reused as much as possible.
TMG’s project team met regularly with historic preservationists to identify four different types of brick and mortar used over the years to repair the building, which was constructed in 1820. The project team carefully researched and procured new masonry to seamlessly match the different sections requiring restoration. TMG also researched the types of mortar used during the different time periods of repair and manufactured its own historically accurate lime-based mortar, which matched the same color and characteristics of its historic counterparts. Cracked and eroded brick and mortar were removed with toothbrushes and dental picks so as not to further damage existing historic masonry.
The building is located on a heavily traveled section of historic Leesburg, requiring the construction of traffic and sidewalk controls (such as a walk-through scaffold) to provide a safe perimeter around the construction site. The project team also constructed warming tents around the sections undergoing repair to ensure a consistent temperature was maintained during restoration.
TMG performed interior renovations of the building under a separate contract.