Decaying West Tower Receives Significant Conservation.
St Mary’s Bow Church in the Borough of Tower Hamlet is a Grade II Listed building in the heart of this thriving East End community. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the Borough of Tower Hamlets and others, the decaying West Tower underwent its first renovation for almost a century. Over the years, parts of the building deteriorated and were in need of vital repairs including; peeled away clock gilding, degraded and crumbling stonework and extensive decaying of the cupola.
USL completed a full programme of conservation and refurbishment of the masonry, timber, roofing and external fabric.
The widespread sensitive restoration works cleaned away layers of pollution, which encrusted the stones of the tower, now revealing its former historical splendor for many years to come.
The works received wide praise on completion for its sensitivity and very high standard of workmanship.