Thomann-Hanry® carried out works from platforms within a tight six-week deadline, just in time for the 2012 Olympics.


The Strand, London WC2B 4LA


Grade II Listed building


Portland Stone, Granite

Surface area

6,500 sq. m.

Project duration

20 days

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Situated on the Strand, Australia House is a substantial stone and granite Grade II Listed building dating back to 1918. The Australian High Commission (AHC) decided to undertake a cleaning and maintenance programme before the 2012 London Olympics.

In common with other embassies around the world, the AHC were not prepared to take any risks with security by scaffolding the 6,500m2 building. Works were to include not only façade cleaning and stone repairs, but also cleaning and waxing bronze statues, re-gilding lettering at the entrance and repainting wrought iron gates.

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