Freeland Rees Roberts
Corporation of London
Variety of our Whitbeds & Basebeds
Scope of Project:
Redevelopment of the gateway to Paternoster Square
Temple Bar was originally constructed in 1650 to define the boundary between the City of London and the City of Westminster.
The Corporation of London has re-sited the gates to form a new entrance to Paternoster Square in the City. Natural Stone Awards 2006 This project gained an ‘Award’ in the ‘Repair and Restoration’ category. The sculptures at Temple Bar also received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Craftsmanship’ category.
CWO was the contractor on this Grade I listed Portland Stone conservation led project consisting of cleaning, restoration and stone repairs.
In a delicate operation that took 72 weeks, the gateway was dismantled, stone by stone, and rebuilt at the newly redeveloped Paternoster Square opposite St Paul’s Cathedral.
Four original statues depicting monarchs were reinstated following conservation and repair. Albion Stone supplied Portland Whitbed and Portland Basebed for the sympathetic conservation and repair of this last surviving gateway to the city built by Wren.
Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.