Sykes & Son Limited commenced work on a major refurbishment of the Stone Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral in early 2017, with works completed in November 2017.

St. Paul’s famous dome, which has long dominated the London skyline, is composed of three shells: an outer dome, a concealed brick cone for structural support, and an inner dome. Further down, at a point just below the brick cone, is the Stone Gallery where our refurbishment works were undertaken.

Working in partnership with Oliver Caroe Architects, the Cathedral’s incumbent works team and specialist contractors, we carried out works including replacement masonry and floor finishes to the external public walkway at the base of the building’s iconic dome.

The primary aim of the project was to offer substantial longevity to the viewing gallery by undertaking sympathetic repairs and installing new additions which are in keeping with Wren’s original aesthetics.

Some 250 years since Sykes first worked at St Clement Danes, the Strand, another Sir Christopher Wren designed church, we were proud to be involved in restoring another beacon of Wren’s legacy.