St.Paul's Church - Alterations

The PCC of St Paul's Church
Covent Garden

Collfin Limited secured this contract following a competitive tendering process.

St Paul's Covent Garden is a Grade 1 Listed Building commissioned by the Earl of Bedford and built by Renaissance Architect Inigo Jones in 1633.

The church is affectionately known as 'The Actors Church' due to the long association with the theatre community and hosts numerous concerts, literary and theatrical events.

The works comprised the introduction of 2 No. Changing Decks to the Organ Gallery including all associated oak panelling, ornate metalwork and gold leaf lettering together with the conversion of a First Floor Office Area into Dressing Rooms with WC and Shower Facilities.

The main challenge presented by this project was that the works were to be undertaken within a fully operational Church. Access to and from the work area was via a staircase and single doorway sited within the outer lobby of the Church, consequently, the existing building fabric had to be appropriated protected and our operatives had to take great care working in and around members of the public and Church Staff.

One of the most pleasing features of this project was that it presented an opportunity for our own carpenters to site construct the oak panelling to the 2 No. Changing Desks.

The new facilities were officially blessed and dedicated by The Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev'd Dr. Richard Chartres Lord Bishop of London on the 7th June 2009.

As a direct result of the successful completion of this project Collfin Limited have been included on the Approved List of Contractors for the Diocese of London.

Scope of Works: 
Strip-Out and alterations, stud partitioning, oak door & frame sets, site constructed oak panelling, french polishing, gold leaf lettering, metalwork railings, plumbing & electrical installation, site constructed vanity unit and wc panelling, vinyl flooring, ceramic tiling and decoration

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