Façade Restoration



The Royal Academy

Principal Contractor

Paye Stonework and Restoration



Burlington House, originally a private Palladian mansion, was expanded in the mid-19th century after being purchased by the British government.

The main building is at the northern end of the courtyard and houses the Royal Academy, while five learned societies occupy the two wings on the east and west sides of the courtyard and the Piccadilly wing at the southern end.

The societies, collectively known as the Courtyard Societies are the Geological Society of London, Linnean Society of London, Royal Astronomical Society, Society of Antiquaries of London and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Paye were appointed to clean, repair and conserve the external facades whilst the various societies remained in residence. Using a combination of a mason’s nebulous water clean and the gentle JOS abrasive system we were able to revive the appearance of the property

Burlington House built


Building allocated to the Royal Academy of Arts


Business Development contact

David Manktelow


(+44) 20 8857 9111