Bonsers Restoration - Former Municipal Bank, Birmingham

Project Details

Overview -

Grade 2 listed building which was formerly the Headquarters of the Birmingham Municipal Bank opened in 1933 by Prince George.

The building has remained empty since 1998 and has been subjected to water ingress leading to a variety of water stains, mould growth and failed paint coatings.

Birmingham University are now undertaking major renovation to the building.


Works -

Bonsers Restoration were instructed to remove various sections of mouldings to expose any defective rainwater pipes and allow the main contractor access to carry out any repairs.

Once complete, mouldings were carefully replaced and new sections crafted in where required.

Johns of Nottingham were tasked with restoring the ceiling to its former glory. PPG were asked to visit site and compile a bespoke specification for the works.

The works were professionally managed to ensure the specification was adhered to and the integrity of the building withheld.

A restricted 3 week programme to complete the project was a challenge, all works were completed safely and carefully from a birdcage scaffold  by our trained operatives.


Products -

Johnstones Perfect Matt was used for the flat plaster surfaces and brown mouldings in a combination of colours - BS 08B17, Kangaroo & Chocolate PPG 1017-7

Ardenbrite Metallic Paint was used to pick out the gold details - Green Gold 3

It was a pleasure to engage with Johns of Nottingham for the refurbishment of the Architectural important ceiling within the main banking hall of the old Municipal Bank in Birmingham City Centre. From original outline survey to completion Johns where proactive offering solutions & options, inviting specialised to carry out paint testing and matching to offer the client a solution that replicated the original decorations. The decoration was carried out to tight time scales that where programme lead which Johns resourced accordingly resulting in the works being handed over early. This resulted in a magnificent renovation of the magnificent ceiling within the main banking hall that received wide spread commendation from all involved. Well done to Alex, Matt and there team.
Mr Woodward