Christchurch Tower – Interior Design
Project Location – St Pauls, London
Project Completion – Library Summer 2016
Contract Value – private
Gross Internal Area – 40sqm
The commission was to renovate two key areas within the ancient walls of Christopher Wren’s Christchurch Tower.
Built on the site of a Franciscan monastery , Christchurch “Greyfriars” is a Sir Christopher Wren church built after the devastation of the great fire of 1666
It was said that anyone buried at Greyfriars would get passage past St Peter at the pearly gates no matter what earthly crimes they had committed. Isabella of France (1295 – 22 August 1358), sometimes known as the she-wolf of France is said to be buried on this site with the heart of King Edward II whom she had murdered with a red-hot poker.
The Church was fire bombed and destroyed in World War II but the bell tower and the north wall survived.