Case Studies
Christchurch Spitalfields

Awards
2006 RIBA Restoration Award
2006 Civic Trust Award
2005 Georgian Group Architectural Awards: Restoration of a Georgian Church
2005 Building of the Year Award Royal Fine Art Commission Trust: a specialist award for "A Glorious Restoration"
2004 Stone Federation's 2004 Natural Stone Awards: Commendation


Christchurch Spitalfields was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 174-1729 During the 20th Century the building fell into disuse however in 1976 the Friends of Christchurch Spitalfields were founded to restore it (www.christchurchspitalfields.org)

Stone Restoration Services have over a period of years restored the building internally and externally to include:

  • External cleaning - sympathetic conservation techniques were used to ensure no damage to the existing stone
  • Restoration of the Portico - which was in danger of collapse
  • Supplied and fixed Yorkstone paving in rectory yard
  • Supplied and fixed new Portland plinths
  • Repair internal columns and pilaster pedestals
  • Removed - repaired and re-fixed existing limestone steps
  • New External Limestone steps - including a new disabled access
  • 700m2 Internal Purbeck floor created from different beds of stone to ensure sympathetic restoration to the era of the church.. The detailed CAD drawing for the floor were created in house to ensure the precise dimensions for cutting of the 3000 stones
  • Paint removal from walls using Jos system
  • Memorial restoration
The completed nave looking east Trial layout of floor stones: close up Section of the completed floor looking west