Temple Bar London was originally constructed in 1650 to define the boundary between the City of London and the City of Westminster. Having spent the last 100 years in a park in Hertfordshire, CWO has now re-sited Temple Bar back to the City to form the new entrance to Paternoster Square adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Paternoster Square London is home to the Paternoster Column which was completed by CWO in 2002 and forms a central feature of the pedestrianised Paternoster Square London retail and office development.
The Corporation of London has re-sited the Temple Bar to form a new entrance to Paternoster Square in the City. CWO was the main contractor on this Grade I listed Portland stone conservation project consisting of the re-siting, cleaning, restoration and stone repairs to Temple Bar.
Four original statues depicting monarchs were re-instated following the Temple Bar conservation and repair. In addition four new carved statues were commissioned to be displayed at Temple Bar.
|Client||Corporation of London|
|Main Contractor||CWO Ltd|
|Lead Consultant / Contract Administrator||Corporation of London|
|Historic Consultant Architect||Freeland Rees Roberts|
|Quantity Surveyor||Davis Langdon Everest|
The Relocation of Temple Bar won the top award in the category of Repair and Restoration at the Natural Stone Awards 2006. CWO also received a City Heritage Award for the project in 2004, and in 2007 won a Natural Stone Craft Award in the category of Repair and Restoration.
CWO also won an award in the Craftsmanship category at the Natural Stone Awards 2002 for the carving of the Capital to the Paternoster Square Column.