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TTA Awards - Best Heritage Project Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd

April 2019

Harrods, the world-famous store located in Knightsbridge is the largest department store in Europe.  Established in 1824 by Charles Henry Harrod the company has occupied the same site since 1849, which was expanded and re-designed between 1894 and 1905.

Craven Dunnill Jackfield has been involved in the restoration of the tiling in the Grade II* listed food halls for many years.  In 2018 the company was contacted to produce new tiles for both the Roastery & Bake Hall and the Fresh Market Hall which is a vibrant bustling showcase of the very best in fresh produce and the latest development in The Taste Revolution: a three-year transformation of the historic Harrods Food Halls.

The Jackfield team were involved in surveying the original tiling, working closely with the client and contractor to enable the production of replacements for this prestigious project.  The project used the glaze matching skills of the Craven Dunnill Jackfield team of ceramic specialists to colour match and replicate new tiles to sit alongside the originals on site.  

Over 7,000 replacement tiles were specially manufactured in two shades of green and one shade of cream plus larger faience pieces for the door portals and the lower sections of the ceramic clad columns.  The replacement tiles were manufactured using traditional hand dipping techniques and glazes very similar to those used to make the original tiles.

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