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LSO St Lukes Also known as St Lukes Old Street

 

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  • LSO St Luke's, London
  • LSO St Luke's, London

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  • LSO St Lukes was previously a parish church designed by John James and Nicholas Hawksmoor with Hawksmoor's prime influence thought to be the obelisk-like tower that makes the church relatively unique for London.
  • Built on marshy ground with improper foundations the church immediately had problems with subsidence requiring repair work only a year after completion. The foundations were underpinned in 1877, 1914 and 1959 but a particularly dry summer in 1959 caused much of the ground under it to shrink and the church became unsafe.
  • Work was begun in 1993 by English Heritage to stablise by what was this time a roofless ruin. 1996 saw Levitt Bernstein brought in who worked until 2003 to convert the church into the new home of the London Symphony Orchestra as well as imbue the structure with some of its former glory.

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Architect
John James
Nicholas Hawksmoor
Renovation Architect
Levitt Bernstein

Reference Data

Reference No.
6035
First Uploaded
06-05-2009
Last Editorial Date
16-02-2016
 

Building Location

Address
St Luke's Close, London. EC1
Council
Islington
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1727
Completion date
1734
Renovation Date
2003
Heritage Status
Grade I

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
45.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Other


Construction Cost
£10,000.00
Budget Date
1733

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