February 25, 2014
The site once occupied by the Middlesex hospital in Fitzrovia is being re-developed into luxury homes. One of the only reminders of the former hospital is a beautiful chapel, now saved and restored – to which we supplied some, now obsolete, special bricks to match existing. The other original part is an entire retained façade running the length of Nassau street. The building is made from soft red rubber bricks and frequented with bands and mouldings of orange terracotta, of which we are replacing failed units along with new stone supplied to form extra upper levels. At present we are making some very interesting pieces, such as egg and dart cornices, string courses, window jambs and window cills – all to match surviving masonry.