Restoration Projects

Oxford St Dean St

Client: Great Portland Estates

Principal Contractor: Multiplex

Architect: LDS

Package Value: £500K

Szerelmey carried out a complicated external package of works to the Dean Street façade of this large commercial project adjacent to Tottenham Court Road underground station. The historic terracotta façade from first to fourth floor levels (sitting above the shop fronts) was thoroughly cleaned and surveyed. All the terracotta was carefully removed and stored while structural works were taking place, and the terracotta repaired and restored. The fourth floor façade, which was stepped back from the floors below, was completely removed and a new façade brought forward to align with the lower ones; Szerelmey installed the brick piers to support the new façade. Once structural works were completed, the restored terracotta was re-installed to the first to third floor levels and some areas of new terracotta, matched to existing, installed to accommodate the “stretched” façade. All the existing brickwork was repaired, restored and repointed where required.