Following the success of the new entrance stair to the White Tower designed by Radley House Partnership we are now overseeing the refurbishment of the spiral exit stair. The high volume of visitors to the Tower, in the order of 1.5 million per year, had caused the Flamsteed Tower stair to become worn out.
The brief from Historic Royal Palaces required an ingenious solution to protect the underlying Norman stone steps and to cater for visitor impact. A bespoke metal framework is to be concealed beneath the oak joinery.
A significant part of the project comprised the planning of temporary egress and evacuation routes, leading to a significant scaffolding structure erected to the north elevation.
Works are on track to be completed in June.