World Squares - Trafalgar Square
Work was carried out to convert the road access outside the steps to The National Gallery to a large pedestrianised area.
The works involved:
- The north wall was re-modeled to incorporate a large flight of steps facilitating direct public access to the square for people to enjoy new shops and a café in the perimeter wall of the square.
- Before commencing work the existing granite was recorded for size, location and condition together with all existing furniture being catalogued.
- Temporary loading beams and scaffold were designed to handle the massive slabs of granite – some weighing 2.8 tonnes.
- Busts from existing walls were relocated to new positions to the right hand side of the square.
- Many stones were transported to their original Cornish point of extraction to be carefully cut to form slimmer profiles and reused to form the flank walls.