Findlater’s Corner

Restore London were appointed to carry out detailed surveys, samples & restoration works at Findlater’s Corner, London Bridge Island. The building was originally used as the Express Dairy Tea Rooms & made use of the railway network to bring fresh dairy supply to the Capital.

Further to years of neglect, the project formed part of a wider scheme to bring back to life 1000 derelict railway arches by 2030. Following our surveys, our team were tasked with the restoration of the original Victorian faience as well as mosaic repair & conservation works to the original glass & gilt mosaic produced by celebrated mosaicist Jesse Rust, produced circa 1905. Several innovative conservation options were presented by the Restore team to the client to ensure the most sympathetic repair & best aesthetic result within budget. The quality & extent of this restoration project can be fully appreciated when reviewing the before & after images taken.

Key Facts


London Bridge Island


24 Weeks


The Arch Company


Dec 2022





“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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