Covent Garden

Paint sampling and analysis were carried out at this Grade II* London site of special historic interest in order to revaluate the historic accuracy of the paint scheme extant at that time.

  • Paint Layer Analysis

    Paint Layer Analysis

  • New paint swatches for Covent Garden

    New paint swatches for Covent Garden

The home of a major London market for 350 years, Covent Garden building was constructed in 1828-30 to house a fruit and vegetable market. Situated within a Conservation Area in the City of Westminster and designed by the architect Charles Fowler, it is the best-preserved late Georgian market house in England still retaining its late Victorian cast iron sheds 

We were commissioned to revaluate the historic accuracy of the paint scheme and make recommendations for reinstatement that were appropriate to the historic integrity of the market. A pallet of 87 suitable colour references was provided, based on two architectural paint research exercises, and drawing on a comprehensive programme of earlier research undertaken at St Pancras Chambers in order to provide colour options for retailers.