South Kensington Underground Station
Client: Transport for London
Principal Contractor: KN Network Services
Package Value: £500K
London’s underground stations are for the most part a distinctive and historic feature of the capital, and Szerelmey is delighted to have been involved in the restoration of so many of them.
Recently the Company has worked on South Kensington Underground replacing 1800 oxblood red faience units on the exterior façade, and repairing many others. This has included matching mouldings and decorative faience pieces, as well as colour matching the pieces to the existing. The faience was supplied by leading English manufacturer Shaws of Darwen, with whom we had a long history of working with. In addition the entire façade was carefully hand cleaned.
The restoration and cleaning work at South Kensington has returned this popular station to its former radiance and in recognition of this, it has recently won Highly Commended in the 2014 Heritage Awards.