In January 2022, the Friends of Crystal Palace Subway (FCPS) received a grant of £2.34m to restore the much-loved community asset as part of the first Phase of the park’s wider regeneration scheme. This includes the rebuilding of existing walls, construction of new parapet walls, and a roof structure. Under the supervision of award-winning conservative architects, Thomas Ford & Partners, the latest reparative works aim to enable the removal of Historic England’s ‘at risk’ status and reinstate access to this multi-functional community space for years to come.
Sam King, Mosaic CSE’s Senior Revit Technician, commented on the tour, “I was looking forward to visiting this interesting renovation project of a local heritage site, and to see something outside of the norm. It was fascinating to see the masonry taking shape and learning about the timber former technique used to build the original fan vaults. It was also interesting to understand how the design team used ground anchors to stabilise the existing retained ground, something that relates back to some of the projects we’re working on here at Mosaic. Crystal Palace has special significance to me as I was born here before moving away at a young age, so it was a great opportunity to see the site’s transformation – and spend time with my colleagues.”