Central London heritage office undergoes restoration works

Work began this week on a Grade II listed five-story heritage office in central London.

A leading law firm, based in 9 New Square, Holborn, has appointed specialist heritage contractor, Sorrel Group, to carry out an internal refurbishment and extensive roof works.

Three floors will be refurbished, and work will be undertaken to restore the building’s traditional features. In addition, the roof area will be repaired and extended to provide further office space. The heritage building dates back to the 1690s and has been home to the firm since 1740.

Adam English, director and project manager at Sorrel Group, said:

“It’s always a privilege for us to work on projects like this. Our client is dedicated to protecting the building’s heritage and making the most of the space available, without compromising its history.”

The building stands in New Square in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn and will receive structural repair work for damage caused by a bomb during World War One. The impact damaged the mansard roof and blew out sections of the walls and windows. Sadly, the bomb claimed the life of a man.

Adam English said:

Working on a heritage office such as this one comes with so much history. When doing restorative works, we’re conscious of the real-life stories and the need to preserve them too.”

Work is expected to complete in the summer of 2021.