The Royal Exchange
Service: Decoration & Restoration
Established in 1566, The Royal Exchange was London’s first purpose-built centre for trading stock. It officially opened in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth, who awarded the building its royal title. However, the present building was designed in the 1840s by Sir William Tite, after it was twice destroyed by fire – the first time in the Great Fire of London.
The striking Grade I listed and trapezoid shaped building we see today is one of the most recognisable in London and is now used as a luxury shopping destination and houses some of the world’s most exclusive brands including Hermes and Tiffany & Co.
With such a rich history and with so many exclusive brands under its roof, the building needed an expert team to keep it looking its best.
The team at BSPS were called in for the decoration and restoration work to over 30 shopfronts. The team replaced signage, installed new blinds including new blind boxes with lead capping and carried out general repairs to the building including new roof covering, stone repairs and pointing.
Thanks to BSPS, one of London’s most iconic buildings looks as good as it did all those years ago.