Client: Private Owner
Architect: ACR

Arc Restoration were commissioned to undertake the task of restoring this Grade II Listed water tower situated in Lambeth, south-east London. Originally constructed in the 1860s in a Venetian Gothic style, the structure formed part of Lambeth’s workhouse – of added historic interest due to Charlie Chaplin having once been resident there.

The work on this project consisted of: heritage approved abrasive cleaning to both the external and internal surfaces, structural repairs and pinning, reconstruction of Gothic arches, over 2,000 brick indents and restoration of all the existing ornate stone details.

This project was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, the resulting episode picked up a nomination for a BAFTA award, narrowly losing out to The Great British Bake Off. As a result of our workmanship on this project, we were asked by the director of Grand Designs to undertake restoration works on his own home.