Restore London Ltd were the favoured specialist restoration Company, with an initial brief to carry out a condition schedule of the external façades of the building in order that a comprehensive survey could be compiled.

The team utilised our electronic surveying/ scheduling software to annotate the works required, with all repairs cross referenced to the façade drawings for ease of identification. The resultant survey was quickly and easily agreed by the Architect/Client and Restore London’s crafts team set about carrying out the works.

Works included replacement imperial soft red bricks were identified and resourced through one of our many brick suppliers, as was the Portland stone needed for indenting. Remedial works to bricks included replacement, pointing, brick indenting and brick repairs. Works to the stonework included re-pointing, repairs and indenting and the cross drilling/pinning of cracks.

We also carried out restoration works to the chimney stacks and extensive repairs to the balustrades. The fabric of the Institution’s façade, purpose-built in 1899, is now water proof with all possible areas of accelerated decay addressed.

Key Facts


Bird Cage Walk, Westminster


12 Weeks




May 2017





“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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