Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Whitehall, London, SW1

Work was recently completed on the fifth phase of the cleaning and external refurbishment that Triton has undertaken for the FCO.

Specialist stone cleaners, masons, restorers and conservators, amongst other trades, have implemented a top grade building conservation specification, using traditional materials and techniques.

At high level, the first trades encountered were the restorers and leadworkers. Once the lead was stripped away from weathering courses and projections, Triton’s experienced team of restorers cut out and renewed defective moulded sections of Portland stone, before the reinstatement of lead cappings, with copper details as necessary.

The conservators were responsible for looking after the fine details of the statue of Queen Victoria which, in places had lost several millimetres of stone from the original surface, as well as removing deep stains and old anti-bird gel from the statuary using specially made TBR poultices.

With an experienced manager and tenant liaison officer permanently on site to maintain quality control and organise Triton’s diverse direct labour force, work was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.

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