Bagnalls were asked to undertake the rear façade decoration and restoration works to the Honourable Artillery Company’s Armoury House, in London. The works were in phases and included the repair and redecoration to wooden doors and window frames and restore parts of the building’s external features.
The HAC is the oldest regiment in the British Army and the Company traces its origins to Henry VIII’s reign in 1537.
Armoury House is in regular use as a venue for functions and so Bagnalls needed to manage their works to a tight deadline. This meant limiting the period in which the building was scaffolded and also being flexible and understanding to the ongoing use of the building for both special events and day to day operations.
The customer specified the installation of new leadwork along the high level cornice to match in with previously carried out leadwork on other elevations. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, this also added protection to the weathered cornice that sits on top of the corbel.
The HAC Surveyor remarked at the end of the project that; “From the start I was impressed with Bagnalls’ organisation of its own people and sub-contractors, The work carried out was to a very high standard.”