Client: Diocese of London
Completed: July 2019
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 28 Weeks
Architect: Quinlan Terry Architects LLP
What we did...
  • Restoration & Reordering Works
  • Custom Joinery
  • Internal Redecoration
  • Stone Work
  • Lighting Installation

USL were pleased to be appointed as Principal Contractor for the restoration and reordering works to St Simon Zelotes, a lively Evangelical Anglican church built 1858-9 to the design of Joseph Peacock.  The Anglican church received extensive building works, reordering and redesigning of the existing space to remain fit for future generations.

The extensive programme included;

  • A renovated gallery with adaptations including a new staircase to allow for strengthening and extending the gallery for extra seating and storage space.
  • Redesigning space by removing pews from the south aisle, the Lady Chapel, and the front row to enable more room for wheelchairs, musicians and wedding parties.
  • Custom joinery comprised of new cupboards at the south end of the gallery, new bookcases, new gallery platform/balustrade, improvements to existing kitchen facilities and amendments to organ area.
  • New stone flooring
  • A disabled size WC in the main body of the church
  • Installation of new sound system.
  • Fitting of new lighting supply for WC and under the south balcony and the first-floor balcony area
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Universal Stone completed the reordering of the interior at St Simon Zelotes in September 2019.  They are clearly experienced at restoring beautiful ancient buildings.  The adjustments have enhanced the appearance and functionality of the building.

 The workmen were skilled, polite and friendly.  The site was always tidy and well organised. We had an excellent and very helpful site manager and contracts manager who were available to answer questions and find ways of working around the fact that we had to stay open for services on Sundays.  I would highly recommend USL.

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