Description: In surveying the Commissioners Yard gates and piers, it was clear that impact damage was not the only problem; the overall condition was poor and therefore a complete major restoration was needed.
The Grade II* listed gates and piers, erected in 1904 and designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield (the architect who designed Regent Street), were the unfortunate victim of impact damage from a delivery lorry which caused significant distortion. Made of puddled wrought iron, with some grey iron castings, they were forged by traditional blacksmithing techniques and exhibit a high degree of craft skill in their original manufacture. We provided an illustrated record and assessment of the current ironwork condition before going on to make recommendations for its complete restoration. Following discussions of options with the client, we compiled a full specification for the restoration work.
Service: Condition & Recommendation Reports & Specification
Client: Parliamentary Estates Directorate
Location: Former New Scotland Yard, Westminster, London
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