Project: Brompton Cemetery – Royal Parks

Client: Bolt & Heeks

Principle Contractor: Barwin

Bolt and Heeks were entered into ‘The National Federation of Builders (NFB) Awards 2018’ which celebrates the high-quality work and commitment.

  • The prestigious awards ceremony took place at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield, on Tuesday 27 March 2018 and there Bolt and Heeks were announced winners of the award category for Heritage Project of the Year.

    Barwin were indeed very proud to be involved in such tremendous project, carrying out the repair, restoration and cleaning of this magnificent Brompton Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

    Wayne Sampson – Owner of Barwin Properties and Cleaning mentioned:We look forward to continue working with Bolt and Heeks on more outstanding projects in the near future and are proud to have had our diligence and skill acknowledged”.

    This major project will conserve and enhance the garden cemetery’s unique character and improve this valuable open space for the local community and visitors to enjoy.

    The cemetery is listed Grade I in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

    The conservation and restoration project involved, close collaboration with English heritage, the royal parks, architects and engineer.

    Barwin worked proficiently to restore the Historic cemetery and the following works were carried out by our skilled masons:

    • Cleaning, replacement and in situ repairs to the stone and brickwork to the various areas including the Colonnades, the catacombs and the beautiful chapel.
    • Redeveloping and restoration of the North Lodge with information centre, shop, WCs and café
    • Restoring the chapel, central colonnades and catacombs
    • Conserving the historic landscape, buildings and monuments
    • Community engagement and access improvements
    • Sympathetic restoration to conserve and interpret the cemetery

Project: St Johnís Wood Church, London

Client: St Johnís Wood Church

Completion Date: April 13, 2015

St John’s Wood Church, built in 1814 by Thomas Hardwick, overlooks Lords Roundabout by Regents Park. With its original box pews and fine collection of monuments, the building has been in continuous use as a place of Christian worship since its construction.

Barwin removed the coatings by dry grit blasting from the internal stone piers and brick walls in the catacombs. All windows and doorways were protected with hard board and gaffer tape to prevent any dust penetrating into other areas within the premises. Works were carried out in two separate stages: removal of coatings and clearing of all the debris in a designated area. Areas were thoroughly vacuumed on completion of each stage.

Scope of works:

  • Dry grit blasting to remove all coatings and contaminants from the vehicle gates and pedestrian gate
  • Preparation and redecoration of the gates in accordance with Hempel paint system specifications
  • Application of an additional two top coats of SC329 bronze green.