The refurbishment project started on 16th May 2016 with access scaffolding being erected to the rear of the building to allow for the works to take place on the roof. Here’s a visual update of the latest…
Meet 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.
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…