St. Bride’s Church

St. Bride’s Church

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Acting as both Conservation Consultants and Structural Engineers, we oversaw the restoration of the stone spire of St Bride’s Church.

This project involved the refurbishment of the Portland stone spire, including stone repairs and cleaning. This Grade I Listed church, constructed between 1670 and 1684, is Sir Christopher Wren’s tallest spire at 234 feet. Located on Fleet Street in the City of London, it is often described as the “Journalists' Church”. The stonework had suffered staining and erosion from years of exposure to corrosive pollutants in the atmosphere. Following detailed investigations, cleaning and repointing trials, the stone repairs commenced in 2013. The works also involved removing previous inappropriate repairs, such as cementitious repointing, removal of corroded embedded iron cramps and restoring the belfry and spire finial. Stone replacement was carried out to heavily decayed and eroded stones especially those of structural and architectural significance. The works were completed in November 2013.

Client: St Bride’s Church

Architect: Tangram Architects