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Dean Street, London – Lime Plastering

Project Details

Location: Mayfair, London W1J 0QJ

A Grade 2* Listed building of ‘Special architectural and historic interest’.

Built 1732 by Thomas Richmond and sits within the Pitt Estate located in the Soho Conservation area.

The building holds a great historical aswell as architectural interest and is described in the survey of London as ‘outstanding’. The interior was a fine example of a Georgian house and contained on the entrance stair hall lobby a mural that is attributed to the artist John Devoto.

The building was all but destroyed in a fire on 10th July 2009. This fire and subsequent water used to control it led to the loss and destruction of the majority of the internal fabric of the building. This included the area of the stair hall lobby and mural, which is being restored and refurbished with the rest of the building in methods sympathetic to the original fabric of the original construction.

Scope of Works:

  • Identify all original moulding profiles from historic plates and sections discovered on site
  • Identify locations of all original mouldings from historic plates and sections discovered on site
  • Stabilisation and restoration of the remaining original plaster to the Stair hall lobby
  • Replace missing sections of original plaster sympatheically to the original
  • Replace lath and plaster to additional heritage areas of the building
  • Manufacture moulds to match to all the original moulding profiles
  • Cast and install all items.
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