Artisan is proud to have recently completed a programme of lime wall and ceiling repairs at London’s Kensington Palace. The project included the application of three coat lime plaster to walls and ceilings, and the screeding of a hearth on the building’s second floor, which is home to the Queen’s Apartment Closet and Drawing Room.
Kensington Palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. In 1689 King William and Queen Mary asked Christopher Wren, the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, to turn Nottingham House into a palace. His extension is largely what you see today. A major refurbishment was completed in 2012, with a grand new entrance and new gardens that echo 18th-century designs. Kensington Palace is currently the official London offices and residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a number of other members of the royal family.
Artisan was appointed by Sykes & Son, London’s oldest independent building contractor, as part of a wider project involving the installation of new power, lighting, and data services.
On completion of the project, Historic Royal Palace’s Acting Surveyor of the Fabric commented that “The scheme has been widely admired and so I wish to thank everyone for their part.”
For more information about the lime plaster repair services we offer, please visit our specialist lime plaster page.
Exterior and image by Matt Brown