Royal Academy of Music, London

 

The Royal Academy of Music in London is a world-renowned institution, the oldest conservatoire in Britain. Founded in 1822, the Academy has occupied its striking purpose built Edwardian building since 1911

Stone Edge Conservation undertook work to update the front entrance to the Royal Academy in 3 main phases. Much of the work took place during the summer 2017 recess, to keep disruption to students, visitors and supporters to a minimum.

Existing hard landscaping and steps were removed so a new vehicular ramp and entrance way could be built. The new front entrance features Portland Stone balustrading and 400m sq sandstone sets

The works comprise of the removal of the existing steps to the front of and side of the building as well as those to the front of the museum.

These were replaced in York stone, with a new pedestrian and vehicular entrance ramp to the area in front of the building. Trees were removed and replaced to the west of the entrance and the entrance roadway reconfigured. New York stone sett paving was laid to the entire frontage of the building.

Key Elements Included:

  • Removal of existing steps
  • Replacing steps in York stone
  • Building a new access ramp
  • New paving to the front of the building
  • Building of a Portland stone balustrade wall