Project: Buckingham Gates, London

Client: The Royal Parks

Barwin have 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.

Buckingham Gates comprise two sets of identical cast iron gates and piers, providing pedestrian/vehicle 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 Memorial-Mall-Buckingham Palace “rond point” design.

The works include repairs and cleaning of the Portland stone ball finials, panelled piers, 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 Gate 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

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