Client: The Royal Parks
Principal Contractor : Vinci Facilities
Completion Date : October 29, 2013
Description Barwin have just completed restoration of the Grade II Listed Buckingham Gates, as well as gate lodge, gate piers and railings, located at the junction of Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Palace rond point approach. Barwin began the restoration of the Buckingham Gates in February.
Gates comprise two sets of identical cast iron gates and piers,
providing pedestrian/vehicular access either side of a single storey,
segmental, pedimented stone lodge with Portland stone walls and
balustrades linking the end piers and lodge. It was designed in
1900-01, by Sir Aston Webb as part of his Victoria
rond point design.
The works include repairs and cleaning of the Portland stone ball finialed, panelled piers and refurbishment and repairs of the cast iron ornamental gates, lanterns and railings.
Scope of works:
- removal of vehicle gates to a secure location;
- grit blasting to remove coatings;
- gate repairs;
- redecoration to Hempel paint specification and reinstalling the gates
- grit blasting of the pedestrian gates on site to remove coatings;
- metal and stone repairs,
- redecoration to Hempel paint specification
- DOFF & TORC cleaning of Portland stone piers and Buckingham Gates lodge
- supply and fix approximately 60 indent stone repairs
- rake out and repoint all joints in lime mortar
- removal, reinstalling and restoration of damaged shields and embellishments
- removal restoration and reinstatement of 4 large lanterns, including gold leaf gilding and bronze patination
- redecoration of the lodge
- remove existing roof and new roof reinstatement.