NEVIS BATH HOTEL

CLIENT
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society

LOCATION
Nevis, West Indies

STRUCTURE
The Bath Hotel is a Caribbean Georgian-style building which was constructed as a visitor destination. The hotel was built by a local merchant in 1787 and was the center of the social life of the planter elite on the island from approximately 1787 to 1850 when the island was a primary supplier of sugar to the British Empire. The three story hotel is constructed of locally derived volcanic rock set in a coursed ashlar construction. It is built into a hillside and takes advantage of the natural hot spring which flows near and in front of the building.


CHALLENGE
We were retained to provide a general summary of the current physical conditions of the Nevis Bath Hotel, the prospects for the revival, recovery, and stabilization of the building, and the issues of preservation and restoration.

SCOPE OF SERVICE
  • Inspect and assess the existing physical conditions of the structure.
  • Provide recommendations for stabilization of the building as well as long term preservation and restoration issues.
  • Assess the ultimate prospects for revival and recovery for the Bath Hotel.

SOLUTION

  • We assessed drainage, masonry, structural and pet issues.
  • We created measured drawings as well as a written findings report. The report provides a physical description of the building, the conditions assessment, and recommendations for treatment.