Research Projects

THE ELPHINSTONE COLLEGE, MUMBAI

The aim of this, report is to document the present state and condition of the Elphinstone college building, a grade I heritage structure located in the conservation area of the fort heritage precinct. This is a preliminary status report attempting to identify the various factors that affect the structural integrity and architectural ambience of the building. It is of a suggestive nature and contains pointers towards the critical next steps and tasks to be undertaken in order to initiate the conservation and restoration of the building in the future. The Elphinstone College is a landmark in the city of Bombay, and has been one of the greatest educational institutions of the city. The impressive building in which it has been housed since the nineteenth century, is among the finest examples of Victorian architecture, with an imposing facade and skyline, among the select list of Grade I Heritage buildings in the city, that merit preservation and continual protection. A detailed inspected report of the Elphinstone College was prepared by the UDRI documenting the present condition of the building with an inventory of defects and the estimated costs to restore the structure.nature and contains pointers towards the critical next steps and tasks to be undertaken in order to initiate the conservation and restoration of the building in the future. The Elphinstone College is a landmark in the city of Bombay, and has been one of the greatest educational institutions of the city. The impressive building in which it has been housed since the nineteenth century, is among the finest examples of Victorian architecture, with an imposing facade and skyline, among the select list of Grade I Heritage buildings in the city, that merit preservation and continual protection. A detailed inspected report of the Elphinstone College was prepared by the UDRI documenting the present condition of the building with an inventory of defects and the estimated costs to restore the structure.