Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood - PAYE
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Crossness Pumping Station, Abbey Wood

Client: Donald Insall Associated Ltd
Principal Contractor: PAYE Stonework & Restoration Limited

Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette for London’s sewage system and opened in 1865, Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed building and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork.


Works included external façade cleaning and masonry repairs, moulded and carved stone replacement, gauged brick replacement. Extensive roofing repair and alteration, structural timber and steel repair, new slates, roof lights, lead work and cast-iron gutters.


Internal refurbishment of masonry, iron work, forming new doorways, re-decoration, new timber doors and windows.


Masonry works included replacement of handmade imperial brickwork and carved and moulded stonework to numerous locations across the various buildings on the site.
Structural openings were formed to create new door openings requiring careful toothing in of new brickwork.


Original salvaged and new slates were used to repair the extensive roof areas which also included repair and replacement of the glazed roof lights.


Internally the contract included the repair and refurbishment of the roof spaces together with the masonry which was carefully cleaned and restored using traditional trade skills and materials.