Metalcraft has recently completed the reinstatement of new historic railings around this beautiful London Square.
St James’s Square was designed originally in 1817 by the great John Nash, architect of Buckingham Palace and many other prominent London landmarks, the railings were removed in WW2 to be melted down to provide additional ammunition for the war effort. Basic railings were installed in 1974 but the residents of the square wanted to restore the originals and raised funds to enable the project to go ahead.
Susan Walker Architects and Metalcraft used period photographs to research and design the railings to ensure that they were as authentic as possible. One of the lower dog rails remained and was also used for reference. If you do ever visit you may try to spot the slightly crooked original.
St James’s Square is the home of the memorial to the late police officer, Yvonne Fletcher, who was murdered outside the Libyan Embassy, in1984. Her murderer has never been brought to justice.
As Trustees we wish to record our thanks for the excellent work undertaken by your company. The quality of the workmanship has transformed the street scene, returning it once again to its pre-First World War character. We hope that your team found this project rewarding alongside the works on the famous London squares which first drew our attention to your firm's capabilities.
The results have been superb. The quality of work has been excellent; all specifications have been met fully, and the finish is of an exceptionally high standard, both in the stone footings and the ironwork, the Square having been transformed to its former glory. It has also been a pleasure dealing with David Sugarman and his team – they have been helpful and courteous at all times, and have listened to feedback and acted on it in a professional manner and with a positive spirit.
We were very pleased with the attention to detail at Upper Grosvenor Gardens.
I have successfully worked with Metalcraft on two recently completed projects in Sussex Gardens, London W2 where there was a combination of hard and soft landscaping works together with the introduction of metal railings around the private garden areas. I have generally been impressed by the quality of Metalcraft’s work and have found them to be both professional and personable in their approach and proactive in dealing with any challenges that arise. I hope to work with them on other projects in the future
"I have known and had the pleasure of doing business with Metalcraft for 25 years or more and have always found them very understanding of our needs as Consultants representing our clients. The quality of materials and workmanship is always high. I would recommend them highly to any company wanting good quality metalworks"