Tags: restoration

Grit blasting Southwark Bridge

Industrial painting contractors have now started grit blasting Span 4. Polythene wraps have been applied to the scaffolding, which prevents particles of paint or dust escaping into the natural environment. Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames. It was designed by Ernest George and Basil Mott and…

Victorian drinking fountain – work starts in the City of London

Work gets underway on the rebuilding of the St Lawrence Jewry Fountain, which was last seen in the 1970s after it was dismantled into approximately 150 pieces and put into storage. The fountain was built in 1866 and originally stood outside the church of St Lawrence Jewry, but was dismantled in the 1970’s during the…

Progress on Victorian drinking fountain

Work on the restoration of the St. Lawrence Jewry Fountain is now well underway. The fountain which was last seen in the 1970s was dismantled into approximately 150 pieces and put into storage. The pieces of the nineteenth century drinking fountain are being conserved and restored by Cathedral Works Organisation under the supervision of Freeland…

On the BBC

The BBC has published a gallery of our images showing the restoration of Tower Bridge on the BBC website. Harris Digital Productions is recording the £4million restoration for the City of London, Corporation As one of the world’s most iconic and internationally recognised landmarks, and arguably one of the most ambitious engineering projects of its…

Tower Bridge, London

Ancient City Trust pays £4million for three-year-long Tower Bridge facelift 22,000 litres of paint will be used on Tower Bridge 44,000 man hours to complete the Tower Bridge job over a three- year period Tower Bridge will retain its traditional blue and white colour dating back to 1894 1,500 tonnes of expendable abrasive will be…

New balustrade and platform cage

On Saturday 11 October the streets around the Monument were closed for an exciting landmark event in the Monument restoration project. A massive 100 tonne crane winched a new balustrade and platform cage on to the viewing platform. The balustrade was lifted in two sections before workmen welded it together. The operation took five hours…