Irene House

This project involved the conversion of a former Government Tax Office, constructed in the 1940s, to 77 residential units. Restore London were engaged as façade specialists to clean, survey, renew & repair existing brick & stonework structures as well as forming a new entrance and paved areas. Doff cleaning was used with sporadic JOS cleaning to heavily carbon-stained areas.

Extensive photographic condition surveys of every inch of each elevation were then undertaken and reviewed before Client approval of remedial works. Existing bands of mismatching coloured stone were replaced with Portuguese Moleanos to match the Portland framework. The Restore team also cut out & renewed all stone & brickwork pointing to both the front and church-side elevations & ensured matching colour repairs, including structural crack stitching, as required. The rear facades’ existing bricks were no longer available, meaning extensive sourcing to find an approved match before carrying out repairs, repointing and strengthening where required.

Key Facts




18 Weeks


Telereal Trillion


Aug 2021


ARJ Construction



“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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