St. Nicholas Abbey's restoration is a significant undertaking that is planned over a multi-year period. This approach allows for detailed study of the residence and associated outbuildings in order to retain the historic elements essential to the preservation and sustainability of these structures.
2007-2008 PRESERVATION INITIATIVES
Initial renovation focused on the great house in order to preserve both its architectural integrity and position as a historic attraction.
- Replaced roofs on buildings - some of which had collapsed
- Termite treatment
- Preservation of windows, doors and woodwork
- Painting, sealing and general refurbishment of interiors
- Restoration of furniture and fittings, and improving and expanding displays
General renovations also included:
- Upgraded surfaces and pathways for improved safety and access to visitors
- Upgrading security and fire systems, electrical, and services infrastructure including standby power.
The original stables were renovated to create the Rum, Sugar & Molasses Museum, Terrace Café and Gift Shop, as well as the corporate offices for St. Nicholas Abbey and Larry Warren Limited.