22 March, 2023
USL are pleased to be working on this impressive Grade I Listed church to carry out an extensive refurbishment project, comprising of re-ordering of WC accommodation, installation of joinery to galleries, internal and external accessibility works, kitchen appliances and servery, and full internal redecoration of the church and ancillary spaces. Our team of heritage specialist will be improving the external access to the church with new ramp, railings, paving, pointing of boundary wall and access control.
Of the 51 churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe is among the simplest of his designs; it was created in 1695. The church was again gutted during the Second World War and only the tower and walls survived. It was rebuilt and rededicated in 1961. This refurbishment programme is Phase II of works underway at this impressive London church as it aims to become Net Zero Carbon and expands its outreach, educational and liturgical activities in the community.
Interested in the name? St-Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe.
The name comes from the King’s Wardrobe established in the mid-14th century near behind it, where the King’s ceremonial robes and other valuable possessions were stored.
Another famous historical connection:
William Shakespeare would have known St Andrew's well. He worked at the nearby Blackfriars Theatre and bought a house in the parish.
We look forward to bringing you project updates. To learn more about our refurbishment capabilities, visit our refurbishment page.