Stone Technical Services Group Ltd were appointed by Taylor Woodrow Construction (Vinci Facilities), on behalf of the Royal Parks, as the principal contractor to carry out the conservation repairs and restoration project of the Grade II listed Serpentine Bridge in Hyde Park London. The works included specialist DOFF cleaning to the bridge using specialised pressure cleaning equipment, of which we carry a Rosette certificate to carry out these works, raking out of joints and carrying out sympathetic lime mortar repointing, various compound repairs, stone indent repairs and the application of a shelter coat.
New cast iron grates were also fabricated by a local forge and installed within the arches of the bridge.
All stone, compound repairs and lime mortar samples were agreed prior to the works commencing.
Relevant signage informing the public of the project and cordoned off areas were in place throughout the project. This ensured that the public were informed of developments and kept them safe whilst the repairs were carried out.
We employed the services of Pontoon Works to install a floating pontoon access platform on the Serpentine Lake, allowing us to complete most of the works from below the bridge. Where higher access was required, this was completed by rope access. These two methods of access enabled a significant cost saving, less disruption and maximum efficiency for the duration of the project.
The project ran for a total period of fourteen weeks and encompassed restorative works to all areas of the bridge.