Project Type: Heritage&Restoration/ Grade II Listed Building

Contract Administrator: Cluttons LLP

Surveyor Manager: Cymon Redmayn-Smith BA (Hons)

Client: Fishmongers’ Company

Location: Fishmongers’ Hall, London EC4

Project Duration: 6 Weeks


Fishmongers’ Hall is a grade II listed building with a vast array of history located in a prominent location on London Bridge, London, EC4. The original building dates back some 700 years and was destroyed by the Great Fire, rebuilt twice and then devastated by bombs during the Second World War before being restored to its former glory.

The Fishmongers’ company is one of the twelve Livery companies of the City of London.

Godfrey Martin were tasked with carrying out the management of the external works to the main entrance. The works involved the replacement of lantern lights from original gas installations to electric ensuring that the historic ambience of the lighting remained. Handrail and joinery repairs were undertaken and the main entrance doors were fully overhauled completing the works with sympathetic stone repairs and cleaning to the main entrance steps and brass engraved plaques to the entrance areas.

This was a challenging project due to the main entrance being in constant use throughout the project duration which allowed the client to continue to operate without impacting on their business activities. The majority of the works were carried out over weekend periods.