Herbal House

Scope of work

The Herbal House scheme is a refurbishment of what was once the Daily Mirror’s headquarters.

Restore London works were concentrated on the internal cleaning and restoration of the extended spaces taking the building to 150,695 sq ft. of new office space and 9,000 sq ft of sought after high specification residential space.

Restore London were tasked with the controlled cleaning, repairs and refurbishment of the internal brickwork, stonework, Mosaic, terrazzo, ceramic tiling and concrete. The Architects concept was to marry the restored old with the contemporary new in a stunning and unique way and with our teams multi skilled input the resultant ambience says history now meets the future.

In particular the removal of Paint from internal concrete columns and ceilings by way of disciplined wet abrasive cleaning was meticulously controlled both health and safety wise and environmentally.

The Project was complicated logistically with especially limited access and egress, the entire Project team rose to the significant challenges they were faced with.

Key Facts


Farringdon, London


Green Oak

Principal Contractor



60 Weeks

Completion Date

Expected Sept 2017



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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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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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