Architectural Stone were contracted to restore the stone façade of Lansdowne Primary School, a Grade II listed building in Canton, Cardiff. The school was built in 1898 and served as a military hospital during World War One, before being badly damaged during the Second World War. It was originally restored at the end of the World War Two but has had issues with the exterior stonework for the past few years due to lack of maintenance.
The forward-facing exterior of the building has been worn down by weather damage, causing the top layers of stone to delaminate and crumble away. The west-facing pitched face limestone has been badly affected due to a wind trap in the courtyard of the school. This has left large gaps in the stonework and made the building unsafe for any persons stood beneath it. Much of the affected stone was structural, which could cause a large-scale safety hazard if continued to be left untreated.