Londons iconic Fortnum and Mason store complete

London’s iconic Fortnum & Mason store complete

It’s a real delight to work on impressive buildings that have catered to the tastes of kings and queens and generations of the British public and tourists for hundreds of years – and that’s exactly what we go to do when we refurbishing and renovated Fortnum & Masons’ Piccadilly store.

The Fortnum & Mason store, built in 1707, has always been at the heart of London life, supplying delectable treats and the very finest goods to all its customers. Like all historic buildings though, the store was in need of a well-deserved external makeover – and of course that’s not surprising considering its age. Keeping in mind its delicate historic architecture and the requirements of the job, the team at Fortnum & Mason knew the job fit our expertise perfectly here at Stone Edge – and it wasn’t long before we began our work on the occupied historic city centre building.

The project included scaffold design and access, which carried a full wrap by talented artist Rory Dobner (the wrap concealed our work and ensured the building remained as stylish as ever during the project), external fabric conservation cleaning and repair, re-roofing and mansard works, new high security windows to the 5th and 6th floor mansard and external décor.

Richard Denneny, Managing Director of Stone Edge said:

“It was nice to receive written commendation from the building’s Head of Activities following a site visit with Fortnum’s CEO and Archivist, stating “I feel that it is only fair for me to record the exemplary conduct of your Contracts Manager, Alan McCoy, in regard to recent site visits by our senior executives. Alan was helpful, patient and informative providing stage-by-stage accounts of how the works have been undertaken and how the finishes were achieved. He was an excellent representative of Stone Edge Conservation thus demonstrating that the Project Management team had selected the correct service provider for this job.”

Praise indeed!

To explore the Fortnum & Mason project for yourself, take a look at the web page.

"It was nice to receive written commendation from the building’s Head of Activities following a site visit with Fortnum’s CEO and Archivist"
Richard Denneny, Managing Director of Stone Edge

Posted by mickdpi on 13th Nov, 2014