Restoring the Northumberland House arch in Bromley-by-Bow

Work has just started on restoration of the spectacular historic entrance to the Bromley-by-Bow Centre in east London. Once part of the grand palace of the Dukes of Northumberland in the Strand, the arch was moved to Bromley-by-Bow when the building was demolished in 1874. HOLT is working with London Stone Conservation to remove decades of black sulphation crust and organic matter, replace cement pointing with lime mortar, restore the lead flashing of the balustrade and restore the beautiful Portland stone throughout.