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On the behalf of Group 4, I am representing the Portsea Heritage Project First of all, let’s have a very short introduction to Beneficial School, Portsea. It is also known as “Old Benny”. The school was created by The Beneficiary Society to provide free education to boys. The building was constructed in Georgian style with the ground floor being used as a classroom and the 1st floor being used as the headquarters for the society. The Society was founded on 20 rules of helping people in the community. The school started with just 6 boys but by 1826 this had increased to 40. Over the next 3 years under William White as headmaster the school came to accommodate 280 pupils. In 1837 an extension of the building to provide a girl's school was opened with 136 girls. The headmistress was Charlotte White the widow of William White. Now we are going to talk about the Portsea Heritage Project in which we were asked to • Create a benchmark of community engagement that can be replicated in other locations with a comparable profile of a degenerate historic built environment for industry built environment professionals. • To produce an improved quality of life and boost environmental & socio-economic resilience. • Examine involved methods to co-create urban development & upgrade sustainably the remaining building stock & urban heritage. • Examine the worth of a historical building survey to document levels of property maintenance. Let’s discuss the Site details now The name of the designated site is “THE BENEFICIAL SCHOOL” which is listed as a grade II* Building having entry number 1271859 located in Portsmouth, City of (UA) If we talk about the assessment information then it is a poorly conditioned privately owned building having C-type priority and is still in use. After doing the survey we made these conclusions that Overall, the exterior of the property is in poor condition and showing signs of neglect. The building is mostly brickwork with red, traditional, handmade, imperial-sized bricks in Flemish bond. Mortar is light-colored, suggesting lime-based mortar. Previous repairs to brickwork and mortar are evident. ● Localized repointing required. Weathering evident on South/West facing elevations and appear beneath the windows. ● The walls are in good condition, no signs of bowing or flexing ● The central coping stone on top of the rear gable is missing. All other copying stones present. ● The metal bar attached on the east elevation likely remains of a hoist. Recommend further investigation. ● Large advertisement attached to the brickwork on the east elevation. ● Chimneys show no signs of bowing. Further, inspection is required to assess the condition. ● Front and rear decorative stonework have been previously decorated, paint peeling. ● Timber doors & windows showing signs of rot & disrepair. ● Windows single glazed. Numerous broken panes around the property. These have not been repaired or replaced, causing degradation to window frame integrity. ● Ground-level window, west elevation, has a gap between frame and brickwork. ● Signs of vandalism. Ground floor windows secured with ply & metal sheets. Previous protection measures drilled direct into brickwork with drill holes unfilled & unrepaired ● Numerous broken or damaged cast-iron downpipes. What is Conservation Information Resource for Civil Engineers (CIRCE)? It is the provided information and guidance on methodologies and approaches that can be taken by civil and building engineers when working on conservation, restoration, and extending the life of existing structures.