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1992: Façade Improvements

One of the most innovative features of the Seven Dials Renaissance Study is its building-by-building section. Each facade in the area is described in detail and illustrated. Recommendations for improvements are included. Major freeholder Shaftesbury PLC has followed this as guidance on all their properties, many of which are listed. They have invested around £3.5m in these works which range from total refurbishment, to replacing shopfronts and re-glazing, to reinstalling awnings and soot washing brickwork. We are delighted that the Seven Dials Renaissance Study has assisted the private sector in maintaining and enhancing the area.

42 Monmouth Street before restoration.

42 Monmouth Street before restoration.

50-52 Monmouth Street and 20 Tower Street before restoration.

50-52 Monmouth Street and 20 Tower Street before restoration.

50 Monmouth Street before restoration.

50 Monmouth Street before restoration.

36-38 Earlham Street after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.

36-38 Earlham Street after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC. The hanging baskets were part of the Trust's Millennium Greening Scheme, undertaken with local primary school children.

7-9 Earlham Street before restoration.

7-9 Earlham Street before restoration.

3-5 Earlham Street before restoration, c.1990.

3-5 Earlham Street before restoration, c.1990.

Petrol station on the Dials, c.1984, now Fielding Court. Sale of site intitiated by The Trust.

Petrol station on the Dials, c.1984, now Fielding Court. Sale of site intitiated by The Trust.

45-63 Monmouth Street, before restoration by Terry Farrell & Partners.

45-63 Monmouth Street, before restoration by Terry Farrell & Partners.

Earlham Street, Donmar Theatre 1987, restored by the Kleinwort Benson Property Fund.

Earlham Street, Donmar Theatre 1987, restored by the Kleinwort Benson Property Fund.

Endell Street, c.1970.

Endell Street, c.1970.

Shelton Street c. 1950, part of the Comyn Ching Triangle.

Shelton Street c. 1950, part of the Comyn Ching Triangle.

44 Monmouth Street c 1990, before restoration.

44 Monmouth Street c 1990, before restoration.

46 Monmouth Street before restoration.

46 Monmouth Street before restoration.

48 Monmouth Street c.1990, before restoration.

48 Monmouth Street c.1990, before restoration.

50 Monmouth Street c.1990, before restoration.

50 Monmouth Street c.1990, before restoration.

Monmouth Street c. 1960.

Monmouth Street c. 1960.

Comyn Ching Triangle before the clearance of the shacks in its internal yard.

Comyn Ching Triangle (bounded by Mercer Street, Shelton Street and Monmouth Street) before the clearance of the shacks in its internal yard.

Comyn Ching Triangle with its interior courtyard cleared.Comyn Ching Triangle with its interior courtyard cleared.

Comyn Ching Triangle with its interior courtyard cleared.

Monmouth Street elevation of Comyn Ching Triangle before restoration.

Rear of Monmouth Street elevation of Comyn Ching Triangle before restoration.

23 Mercer Street in a state of near dereliction, before restoration.

23 Mercer Street in a state of near dereliction, before restoration.

23 and 25 Mercer Street restored.

23 and 25 Mercer Street restored.

Mercer Street elevation of the Comyn Ching Triangle restored.

Mercer Street elevation of the Comyn Ching Triangle restored.

The Comyn Ching Courtyard, restored by Terry Farrell & Partners.The Comyn Ching Courtyard, restored by Terry Farrell & Partners.The Comyn Ching Courtyard, restored by Terry Farrell & Partners.

The Comyn Ching Courtyard, restored by Terry Farrell & Partners.

Comyn Ching Triangle, Shelton Street c. 1970.Comyn Ching Triangle, Shelton Street during restoration by Terry Farrell & Partners.

Comyn Ching Triangle, Shelton Street c. 1970 and during restoration by Terry Farrell & Partners.

Monmouth Street north shopfronts restored by Marler Estates and Shaftesbury PLC.

Monmouth Street north shopfronts restored by Marler Estates and Shaftesbury PLC.

Early nineteenth century shopfronts on Monmouth Street, restored by Shaftesbury PLC.

Early nineteenth century shopfronts on Monmouth Street, restored by Shaftesbury PLC.

P&O Properties proposed demolition of this section of Monmouth Street (South), but the application was defeated at appeal and new owners Shaftesbury PLC restored the facades in line with the recommendations of the Seven Dials Renaissance Study. See Planning Appeals.

P&O Properties proposed demolition of this section of Monmouth Street (South), but the application was defeated at appeal and new owners Shaftesbury PLC restored the facades in line with the recommendations of the Seven Dials Renaissance Study. See Planning Appeals.

Building formerly The Grapes public house on The Dials being restored.

Building formerly The Grapes public house on The Dials being restored.

Thomas Neal's facade, Short's Gardens, restored by KBPF.

Thomas Neal's facade, Short's Gardens, restored by KBPF.

Earlham Street west facades before restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.Earlham Street west facades after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.

Earlham Street west facades before and after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.

 50-52 Monmouth Street and 19-21 Tower Street after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.

50-52 Monmouth Street and 19-21 Tower Street after restoration by Shaftesbury PLC.

Monmouth Street, restored by Marler Estates and Shaftesbury PLC.

Monmouth Street, restored by Marler Estates and Shaftesbury PLC.

The Two Brewers, Monmouth Street, cleaned up.

The Two Brewers, Monmouth Street, cleaned up.

Monmouth Street south restored by Shaftesbury PLC.

Monmouth Street south restored by Shaftesbury PLC.

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