SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
INSPIRE! Appeal launched to raise vital funds needed to save Sir Christopher Wren church

Sir Christopher Wren is widely recognised as one of England’s greatest architects having composed designs for St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. One of his celebrated projects, St. Bride’s Church in Fleet Street, London is now under threat of closure as the stonework is in desperate need of restoration which is being prevented by lack of funds.

The exquisite religious structure has stood for more than 300 years and acquired Grade I listed status however decades of erosion from the elements and 40 years of grime that have built up since the last deep clean have left carbon deposits an inch deep in some places. An appeal launching on 21st March, 2012 will attempt to raise £2.5m to restore St. Bride’s Church to its former glory through essential repair and conservation work to the gothic spire.

The Venerable David Meara, Archdeacon of London and Rector of St Bride’s commented on the INSPIRE! Appeal: “Since renovation work was last carried out, almost 70 years ago, the church has survived lightning, acid rain, smoky chimneys and extensive piling, as well as the ever present birds. The falling stonework is now becoming a grave concern and we desperately need these funds. We have committed £300,000 from our reserves, but need more.”

IN BRIEF
Friday 10 February 2012
Shortlist Announced for Taylor Wimpey Project 2020 Design Competition
Fri 15 Jul 2016
Atkins helps secure Asian Development Bank loan for Beijing Air Quality Improvement Program
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Croydon makes the tourist list
Fri 08 Jul 2016
McDowell+Benedetti pursue separate interests
Wed 06 Jul 2016
Eric Owen Moss is honoured in Austria
Tue 28 Jun 2016
Nerin Kadribegovic named partner at Lehrer Architects
Thu 23 Jun 2016
Ambitious public art project will use light to transform London’s relationship with the Thames
Tue 07 Jun 2016
Winner of St Mary Redcliffe Design Competition announced
Fri 03 Jun 2016