London Church Receives Extensive Structural Repairs
Designed by the architect brothers Frederick John and Horace Francis, St Stephen's Church, is a Grade II listed parish church in Westbourne Park.
In 2004, cracks began to appear on one of the columns in the church. It became apparent that the church was beginning to subside. Remedial repairs were carried out, but further more significant cracks appeared. Historic England inspected the building and placed it on their “category A – at risk” register for listed buildings. It became clear that short term repairs were not sufficient and that a longer-term plan was needed for the building.
USL were pleased to be appointed as Principal Contractors to take on the restoration works supported by the Heritage Lottery fund along side numerous other generous donations. The programme of extensive structural repairs and restoration began in January 2018. The chancel arch was bricked in to further support the weight of the roof whilst steel supports were also added in the Nave.
The extensive programme of works included;
The church remained in full use during the restoration works for church users and a nursery school.