Spence have been busy refurbishing and restoring Devonshire House back to its former 1860’s glory.

The initial scope was to complete isolated repairs to the existing brickwork and strip back and re-render the external façade. Following initial observations and removal of the render, it was clear that the existing brickwork was unsatisfactory. Extensive repairs were required to make the house structurally sound and to accommodate the new shop fronts and sash windows.

As the main contractor Spence provided welfare and communicated with Network Rail and external stakeholders including local authorities, heritage organisations and local businesses.

Spence took possession of the pavement to erect scaffold for access and to create a safe walking route for the public on a busy road between London Bridge and Waterloo Stations.

TRC completed masonry repairs and rendering works, creating structural openings for the new sash windows and shop fronts. The sash windows were manufactured off site including glazing and mechanisms. Shop fronts were delivered to site in modules to enable an easy installation.

TRC also completed the intricate signage works to Devonshire House, completing the works to the façade.