Client: The PCC of St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, London
Completed: June, 2018
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 40 Weeks
Architect: Sheppard Architects
What we did...
  • Conservation Repair
  • Stone Restoration
  • Decorative Stonework
  • Stone Masonry & Carving
  • Principal Contracting

Located in the heart of London’s financial centre, next to the Lloyds Building and towered over by the Gherkin, is St Andrew Undershaft. Appointed as Principal Contractor, Universal Stone Ltd. carried out the external fabric repairs to the Tower and West End at the Grade I Listed St Andrew Undershaft.

Conservation works comprised of damage repairs and redecoration to render of nave north clerestory, defrassing Kentish Ragstone and Portland Stone walling to the west elevations of the nave, north aisle, and all four elevations of the tower (including replacing damaged rubble), replacing damaged sections of dressed stonework with new Portland Stone to match existing, repointing and lime mortar restoration works.

Main feature of the project included dismantling the tower parapet walls and rebuilding in new Bathstone, defrass friable material, carry out lime mortar conservation repairs, repoint and sheltercoat Bath­stone bases to corner pinnacles as well as dismantling upper sections of corner pinnacles and rebuild in new Bathstone with carved crockets and finials.

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We ensured this historic building retained its structural integrity and strengthened its resilience for years to come.

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