Restoration Projects

Michelin House

Client: Bibendum

Principal Contractor: Szerelmey Restoration

Package Value: £300K

The Michelin Building, with its colourful and distinctive faience façade is one of London’s iconic buildings. It was commissioned in 1909 by the Michelin Tyre Company Ltd and was designed by Francoise Espinasse, one of the company’s employees. Recently Szerelmey undertook extensive cleaning, replacement and restoration of the famous façade. This involved replacing a large number of bespoke, hand crafted faience tiles which were individually colour matched to blend with the existing pieces. In addition Szerelmey undertook a complete redecoration of the extensive metalwork on the exterior to return the building to its original splendour.