The replacement of 1930s fire escape from the Grand Temple with four bridges between the Grand Temple and the buildings which surround it. The bridges are decorated with squares and compasses and contribute to the ambiance of the courtyard between the listed buildings.
The enclosed nature of the courtyard meant that the bridges had to be brought through the buildings in segments and erected on site.
The bridge project is one of a series, upgrading and developing the very large site. The whole site was built as a memorial to those who died in the First World War and is important as an Art Deco building. The structure has been used for many period films.
As part of the work of installing the bridges, we also treated the corrosion of the steel frame for Regents Street Disease. The internal courtyard reflects the Art Deco design of the whole building, with multicoloured blue bands and trimmings within the white glazed brick.
Other projects have included the removal of the basement vaults and conversion of the area to an air conditioned office.