NPG – Inspiring People

Restore London are hugely excited to be part of a very special refurbishment & adaption project at the Grade I Listed National Portrait Gallery working as Specialist Historic Fabric Contractors to Gilbert Ash. The Gallery is currently undertaking its biggest redevelopment since 1896 and the ‘Inspiring People’ project will see a significant refurbishment of the building, enhancing The Gallery’s visibility and accessibility by creating new visitor entrances amongst other enhancements. Jamie Fobert Architects are leading the design alongside historic specialists Purcell.

We look forward to sharing the story of our works on this iconic project alongside the big reveal in 2023 when The Gallery will reopen to the public.

In the meantime, you can take a look at part of the works that are underway in this short video NPG – New Entrance Video

Image courtesy of Jamie Fobert Architects & the NPG


“Restore London brought a level of quality craftsmanship and skill that is rare in today’s construction market. They worked collaboratively, bringing their wealth of knowledge to every detail. Their contribution to the National Portrait Gallery can be seen wherever you look in the project. ”


Jamie Fobert CBE

Architect, Jamie Fobert Architects

“It was a pleasure working with the Restore London team. They showed good team spirit coupled by a highly pro-active approach to problem solving & were able to resource the project during unforeseen circumstances, such as the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The quality of their workmanship was excellent. ”


Steve Baldock

Divisional Director, Curo Construction

“I have used Restore London for a number of projects & find them very reliable & cost effective, with excellent workmanship – which is particularly important when working on a number of the Listed buildings we have here at RHC.”


Stephen Crampton

Project Manager, CBRE

““Restore London made our specified repairs so that they are almost invisible when viewing the room as a whole but are sufficiently different that an educated viewer could see where the mosaic had experienced areas of change when looking in detail. Perfect!” ”


Liz Smith

Chairperson & Regional Partner, Purcell

“Restore London’s works were undertaken to the highest standards. The team’s attention to detail has been second to none & we would recommend Restore London to anyone seeking a strong team who can deliver.”


Louise Priestman BA(Hons)

MArch MA PGCert PPA ARB RIBA – Architect, Purcell

“Restore London cleaned and restored the facades of the building including the courtyard all to the complete satisfaction of our Client’s team. The quality of work was matched by the professional and pro-active approach of the entire Restore team, we would certainly recommend them.”


Brian Hutchison

Board Director, BECK

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