Generally the conditions were well above expectations, with no obvious serious structural defects. Much rot work had already been carried out during the 1980s refurbishment, which appears to have been halted shortly before completion. Most of the window lintels have been renewed with concrete ones, much plasterwork, skirtings, window sashes, floor joist ends, and flooring have been replaced, and nearly all of the ceilings and cornices are in very good original condition, requiring only decorative attention. The majority of the expensive remedial work had been done, and only one remaining patch of dry rot is evident in the old staff room floor. Minor aspects of recent water damage have occurred around the perimeter walls and below the central glass lantern valley, probably due to a complete lack of routine gutter maintenance, allowing rainwater to overflow onto the wall heads, wall plates and down the cavities, etc. Some windows are broken, but the majority are intact.
Staircases, although dirty, are complete, and in good original order. Mezzanine floors have had their half sash windows removed and bricked up, and a considerable amount of new plasterwork.
There is a total lack of plumbing and electrical services installed, although heat rising from below has kept the building fabric generally dry. To be useable, the upstairs areas would require some joinery, rot works, plastering, glazing, rewiring, plumbing/heating and extensive decor.