160 Old Street (formerly 148)

Scope of work

Working alongside Wates Construction & ORMS Architects, Restore London limited initially provided samples & technical solutions for the required internal finishes. The brief was to refurbish and clean/strip/repair the existing concrete structure internally to leave the original office spaces as a fresh contemporary backdrop. ORMS design took the former ancillary spaces (parking, back of house etc.) & transformed them into dynamic, informal, flexible and collaborative office spaces.

Our internal refurbishment works commenced with the erection of sequential demarcation zones for our wet abrasive works to continue through all floors unabated (and with minimal impact on other trades). After this clean was completed we carried out concrete repairs & then finally applied a clear sealant to all the concrete surfaces.

Once cured we thoroughly inspected, signed off & protected all columns & vulnerable edges through to PC. Works were completed to the satisfaction of the Client team – on time.

Due to Restore London’s specialist versatility and experience we also successfully undertook the design, fabrication & installation of the bespoke pre-cast column cladding to the external facades form ground level to first floor. The resultant high-quality Pre-cast stone installation drew unanimous plaudits from all stake holders.

Key Facts




Great Ropemaker Partnership Great Portland Estates plc/ BP Pension Fund Ltd JV

Principal Contractor

Wates Ltd


28 Weeks

Completion Date



£450 K

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I have used Restore London for a number of projects & find them very reliable & cost effective, with excellent workmanship – which is particularly important when working on a number of the Listed buildings we have here at RHC

Stephen Crampton – Project & Permit Supervisor, CBRE

Our ability to seamlessly match new with old, whilst understanding traditional and contemporary components, fabrics and styles has embellished the service we provide.

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The quality achieved is fantastic and I would recommend Restore London to anyone.

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I have received helpful assistance from Restore London on live projects, estimates, budgets and presentations. I would highly recommend them

Nick Restall, RICS – Senior Quantity Surveyor, CBRE

Restore London have been invaluable throughout the Project, particularly during the design phase, ensuring the new and reclaimed Portland Stone and the new Pre-cast was built efficiently and seamlessly.

Jon Clayden MCIOB Senior Project Manager, ISG PLC, Dixon House

Restore London’s works were undertaken to the highest standards. The team’s attention to detail has been second to none & we would recommend Restore London to anyone seeking a strong team who can deliver.

Louise Priestman BA(Hons) MArch MA PGCert PPA ARB RIBA – Architect, Purcell

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