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royal banqueting house staircase under renovcation by london stone conservatio

BUILDING CONSERVATION
Banqueting House, Whitehall 2007

Since 2003 LSC has been a nominated specialist subcontractor for the independent heritage charity Historic Royal Palaces, working on a regular basis at the Tower of London and the Banqueting House on Whitehall, formerly known as Whitehall Palace.

 

  • Balustrade and stone handrail dismantling and reconstruction

  • Redesign and fitting of front courtyard and internal paving, see alsomasonry

  • Gilding of Lanterns

The Royal Banqueting House, formerly known as Whitehall Palace, was built during the reign of Charles I.


Designed by Inigo Jones, it became an instant cultural landmark as the first building to be constructed in the Neoclassical style in England. Today the building is Grade I listed and maintained by Historic Royal Palaces.


Over the past eight years LSC has carried out numerous projects at the Banqueting House, ranging from gilding the lanterns to localised stone repair and replacements.

 

Three particularly large projects dominated the overall maintenance schedule.

  • The dismantling and reconstruction of the balustrades and handrails of the main staircase. These structures had become unstable due to heavy use and damage

  • The redesign and fitting of front courtyard paving

  • The lifting and re-fitting of internal paving to allow electricity ducting to be inserted below floor level.

 

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