Tag Archives: Grade II

Chapter House, St Paul’s Cathedral

Value = £2,400,000

Location = St Paul Cathedral, London

Architect = Purcell UK

Summary = Full internal / external refurbishment and internal alterations

Challenge = Working on a Grade II listed building within the city of London provided its own distinct set of challenges. The client and architect were looking to provide a 21st century office and meeting space, while at the same time preserving the layout and traditional finishes seen in many parts of the building.

Solution = Internal alterations to provide a lift and new staircases throughout the building, new internal glass partitions, finishes, decorations and services, plus removal of the existing roof and construction of a new roof structure to provide a new third floor level.

Chapter House, St Paul’s Cathedral

Parklands Bridge, Upminster

Value = £170,000

Location = Gayners Park, Old Upminster

Client = Havering Borough Council

Summary = Refurbishment of Grade II Listed bridge over a lake

Challenge = Working over a river- some of the works carried out were below the water line.

Solution = The river was originally diverted using large drainage pipes and later dammed to control water levels. This allowed access for scaffolding to be erected and works to be carried out particularly below the usual water level. Works included removal of modern cements, re-rendering in traditional materials - lime and roman cements, structural repairs, new balustrading and new surface to bridge.