The Victorian roofs on the Cromwell Road facade of the Natural History Museum have been restored to their former glory using original materials, specifications and designs and incorporating modern conservation techniques.

The restoration work has taken four years and involved extensive research in the museum archives, negotiations with English Heritage and the Victorian Society. Close liaison with the appropriate trade associations has ensured that the new roofs not only match the original in appearance, but also last as least as long as the roofs they are replacing.

 

 

The work has received an award from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Lead consultant - CDH.