1 The Lodge, Soho Square

Repairs to the decayed base of the timber posts of this listed lodge built in the mid-20th century in the middle of Soho Square. Conservation-based approach was adopted to retain as much historic fabric as possible. The existing foundation was replaced by a reinforced concrete "ring beam" to span over soft spots and to limit future movements. Additional fixings and straps were added where joints are loose or have opened.

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Sir Richard Burton's Mausoleum

The mausoleum lies in the cemetery of St Mary Magdelem Church, Mortlake, London.

It contains the remains of Sir Richard Burton who died in Trieste on the 20th October 1890 and was buried in Mortlake on 15th June 1891, and his wife Isabel who died on 22nd March 1896.

The mausoleum is in the form of a tent - possibly Middle-eastern or Indian in form. The walls and roof are constructed with Forest of Dean sandstone and it rests on a York stone plinth. The two coffins are on raised plinths inside the mausoleum.

Lord Mayor's State Coach

From records we know that the coach was designed in 1757 by Sir Robert Taylor for the Lord Mayor elect Sir Charles Asgill.

We were asked by the Corporation of London to provide a structural engineering report on the Lord Mayor’s State Coach.

This followed the breakage at the end of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 2004 of the timber swinging bar that connects the front of the coach to the horses. We were asked to comment on the possible causes of failure and the structural implications of drilling six pairs of 2mm diameter holes by a timber specialist as part of the monitoring of moisture levels.

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