Restoration Lights Up Regent Street

Quadrant Arcade

Associated Steel Window Services has been involved in the restoration and conservation of timber and steel fenestration throughout Quadrant Arcade, a Grade II listed building in London's Regent Street.

The project took place on three floors of the building, part of the Crown Estates portfolio and a classic in the West End. It was the winner in the retail category in the New London Awards in 2019.

The project was led by Barr Gazetas, while ASWS carried out the extensive work to the street frontage, as well as windows within a large light-well and the reproduction of period ironmongery.

Having suffered from exposure to the weather and been subject to past alterations, much of the detail to the arcade's fenestration had been compromised, leading to ASWS carrying out a full initial survey before engaging further with Barr Gazetas to help determine the appropriate interventions. In the case of the large street level and first floor windows, which are up to 1900mm tall, this involved their removal to the specialist contractor's London premises for shot-blasting, repair and treating with a maritime primer.

Due to its condition, the historic glass was replaced and the frames were installed back in the façade before receiving their final paint finish in-situ.

ASWS also restored five small pane steel windows facing into the central light well, as well as replacing four heritage timber windows and a pair of heritage steel windows.  Along the shop fronts inside the 12,000 square foot arcade, ASWS's craftsmen replaced rotten sections of timber frames, including mullions.


 “We we are well known to the leading architectural practices, and can advise on suitable solutions. Here, we worked across the ground, mezzanine and first floor, not just repairing and replacing steel and timber frames, but also sourcing all of the required replica brass ironmongery, which we then re-patinated so that the colour matched throughout the building.”

– Katrina Howard< 

Director, ASWS



Picture: Quadrant Arcade, a Grade II listed building in London's Regent Street.

Associated Steel Window Services is a member of The Steel Window Association.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
27th October 2021


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