St Pancras Hotel one of the most celebrated buildings of the nineteenth century designed by George Gilbert Scott, transformed in to a modern five-star hotel.
Unfortunately, during the early stages of the project an internal fire extensively damaged the gilded Portland stone and Middleton Red marble glazed screen within the entrance foyer.
Using only the charred remains of the collapsed screen and a small postcard of the original screen Paye’s masons managed to piece together sufficient detail to enable a perfect copy of the screen to be re-carved and reinstated. The challenge included the search across Ireland for sufficient stone to replicate the Middleton Red Irish Marble columns.
The completed carved and gilded screen is a perfect reproduction of the original and a testament to the skill of Paye’s craftspeople.