Refurbishment of German Embassy in London
We completed an extensive and complex programme of repairs to the facade and extensive internal refurbishment to the Grade I listed Embassy residence in central London.
We are investigated the existing features of the facade, including stone bottle balustrades, cantilever balconies, decorative urns and wrought iron balustrades.
Unusually we found many of the stone elements had been installed using timber dowels, which had of course rotted, and the existing brickwork was very poor quality, having been constructed using bricks that were fired on site using locally excavated clay. We liaised at length with English Heritage to agree bespoke repair details in many places, to maintain the historic fabric. The work was also planned and phased to minimise disruption to operation of the embassy during the work.
We also designed a new external staircase in the private courtyard, which was detailed very carefully to achieve a beautiful and refined result.
- Façade architect: ÜberRaum Ltd
- Staircase architect: Patalab