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Revitalisation of external surfaces at 20 Farringdon Road, London

The contract requirement involved the total external redecoration of the site.

This had to be executed via rope access owing to street level restrictions caused by the Crossrail infrastructure on Farringdon Station. Rubynest was engaged to counter the access problems and provide a safe and satisfactory solution to enable the works to be carried out effectively and with the best possible outcome.

The location of the building in the centre of the City of London and backing on to Farringdon Station and with one of London's busiest pedestrian streets to the front facade offered an operational challenge. Additionally, the local authority had banned the use of any street level obstruction on the pedestrian street owing to the large footfall of pedestrians.

Rubynest Ltd put forward an initial plan which addressed all these issues and allowed works to proceed and be completed on budget and within the scheduled timeline.

All external stone work was to be applied with specialist products to remove contaminates and then facilitate the application of a mineral paint system.  The paint process required eight stages to complete including the application of a two coat semi-permanent anti-graffiti system made from polymers and water based wax.

The works met with a very favourable response from the client, architect and many other third parties involved directly or indirectly.  Our works have enabled the transformation of a dated, tired building into an iconic city landmark site which has now resulted in a number of enquiries from other city landlords keen to obtain similar results.

Posted: 21.11.2017
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