Stable Yard, St James's, London, SW1A
Built in 1825 for the Duke of York and Albany, this Grade I listed building, designed by Benjamin Wyatt, is one of the finest Bath Stone buildings in the capital. Lancaster House is a regular venue for summit meetings and has been used as a backdrop for a number of films.
Following a ten year planning and consultation process, Triton were awarded the contract to undertake extensive remedial works to the facade. The overall programme of twenty two weeks was split into four phases with critical deadlines for the scaffold removal on each phase.
A combination of surveys by metal detector, and thermographic camera were undertaken to ascertain the location of existing ferrous cramps.
The cramps which were at a shallower depth had rusted and damaged the stonework to varying degrees. Several potentially matching Bath Stones were selected from the Triton Stone Library and offered to the client, to be approved for use in repairs.
In addition to the stonework the scope of the works included cleaning of the façade, the replacement of lead weatherings to the porte-cochere and cornices and the over-haul and redecoration of the windows.
In November 2010, Triton Building Restoration were awarded The Georgian Group Award for the Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting for this project.
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