Internals

Windsor Castle Facilities

Client: Royal Household

Principal Contractor: ME Contractors

Architect: Purcell

Package Value: £750K

The Szerelmey GB team recently completed an array of works at Windsor Castle. These included the supply and installation of large areas of Purbeck flooring to the new visitor café and adjacent bathroom areas. Purbeck flooring was laid in the grand new public lavatories, with Arabescato marble splashbacks and wall cladding in the ladies’ lavatories, and Purbeck in the men’s lavatories. A large part of the project works revolved around extensive exploration, enabling works and carrying out some of the builders’ work. This included removing a fragile historic tracery window which was carefully stored while works were carried out to convert the window space into a doorway leading to the Inner Hall. The new doorway was created to accommodate a new flight of stairs created from the Portland stone of two separate existing staircases which were carefully removed, combined and restored. The historic tracery window stonework was then returned and reinstalled. Further works included the lifting, relaying and repairing of the majority of the existing flag stones in the Inner Hall, installing of Purbeck vanity units and floor tiling in the North Terrace lavatories, and the creation of two new ramps and a staircase in the Engine Court. Bath stone was used for the ramps’ wall coping and sandstone for the floors and wall cladding.