The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) headquarters stands in the heart of Piccadilly, in London.


195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J 9LN


Grade II listed building


Portland stone

Surface area

1,000 sq. m.

Project duration

5 days

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BAFTA building – grade II listed, the ornate stone-fronted building, prominently located beside St James’s Church, was originally commissioned in the 1880s to house gallery space and the administrative offices of the ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours’.

Before the 2012 London Olympics, Cushman & Wakefield, acting on behalf of the owners Aviva, appointed Thomann-Hanry® to clean the BAFTA building’s Portland stone façade, which was restored to its former glory in just five days with disruption to neither the building’s occupants nor pedestrians on busy Piccadilly.

Helen Kirwan, BAFTA Head of Facilities, commented:
“I would like to pass on a huge thank you to the team on the ground from Thomann-Hanry®. They worked quickly and diligently and did a truly fantastic job. The speed in which the clean was completed was incredible, and we are delighted to have the building restored to her former glory.”


We were delighted to be mentioned in the ‘Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours’ book ‘Then & Now’. As we have cleaned and restored the façades of their formal home in Piccadilly, they featured one of our photographs, showing this stunning historic building at its best. Thank you and congratulations on your incredible history.

For more facade cleaning and restoration projects in St James’s, click here.

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