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- 25 Jul 2016

Sesame Access meets Her Majesty The Queen

Queens-Awards-2016-0051The company behind our Grade II listed building’s accessible entrance lift, Sesame Access, was invited to Buckingham Palace on Thursday 14th July 2016 to meet The Queen and to celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016.

Our congratulations go to Charlie Lyons (Chairman) and Alison Lyons (Director of Commercial Development) who attended the Reception on behalf of Sesame Access.

Members of the Royal Family attending the reception with The Queen included The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Princess Eugenie of York, The Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.


- 15 Apr 2016

Meet Fine Art Restorer, Lucia Munoz-Barrena

WorkshopMeet Lucia Munoz-Barrena – my new Fine Art Restorer based onsite at our historic, Grade II listed venue, One Great George Street.

Lucia hails from Madrid, and comes equipped with a Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural and Artistic Heritage.

Her theoretical knowledge is supplemented by ample hands-on experience, including work for the Simon Gillespie Studio,  Álava Archaeological Museum, Fournier Museum of Cards, Fleta Theatre and the Pignatelli Building.


- 09 Mar 2016

#OGGSRefurb – The Latest

On 7th August 2015, we announced a refurbishment works plan for 2016; with One Great George Street scheduled to be closed to the public from 20th June to 19th September 2016. The programme remains on track with some of the enabling works, which need to be completed before the building closes down, already completed.

Several surveys and tests have been carried out to enable the design and specification for the refurbishment project to be drawn up. The planning application has been submitted to Westminster City Council and the tenders for the works have been issued to prospective contractors for pricing.

The exterior stone work will be cleaned as part of the #OGGSRefurb – see the before and after test patch below to see the difference this will make…

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