From Big Ben to Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks

The restoration of the gasholders is a defining part of the new scheme coming forward at Bromley-by-Bow. It’s a large job requiring unique engineering expertise which is why we’re pleased to have appointed Shepley’s to undertake the conservation and refurbishment of the 7 Grade II Listed gasholders at Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks.

Shepley’s are well-renounced specialists who are uniquely experienced in handling world famous heritage assets such as the ironwork at St Pancras Station, Kibble Palace in Glasgow; the King’s Cross Gasholders and recently the Ayrton Light at Big Ben – a lantern like structure installed in 1885 which sits at the top of the Elizabeth Tower, shining brightly when either Houses of Parliament sit after dark. The team of experts carefully dismantled each piece of the light,  before undertaking a sensitive restoration of every individual element, from large iron panels to the smallest nuts and bolts.

You can view a short animation of the process below.

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