This impressive Grade ll listed structure has been standing since the 17th Century despite being badly bombed during the Second World War. As part of ongoing planned maintenance, the space required reglazing to prolong its lifespan.
All glass had to be made from templates measured individually on site, with nine pieces of glass needed for each window. Most of the apertures were different sizes so this was by no means a one size fits all project. Templates of the panels of shaped glass were drafted from inside of each window on site, totalling over 2,000 pieces of bespoke glass. With such extreme details to cater for, careful delivery of all panes to the site of the specially made glass was essential.
The original internal frames were resprayed from an ageing cream colour to brilliant white to modernise and refresh their appearance. All internal window spraying as part of a complete CAT B office fitout.
Part of the works included the replacement of all ironmongery which had to match the existing for conservation purposes.
The works were made all the more difficult due to the pandemic. A core team of twelve were working for seven months, with a great level of care taken to ensure teams were working to guidelines safely and within their bubbles. We also had to deliver the build over cafes, restaurants and retail units, managing pedestrian flow and installing protection scaffolding to the area below.