Photo shows: Tom Ryan from Topps Tiles with Steve Whitehurst and Adrian Blundell of Craven Dunnill Jackfield.
Craven Dunnill Jackfield has been involved in the restoration of the tiling in the Grade II* listed food halls at Harrods 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 original tiles were over 100 years old and were heavily shaded, so the complexity of the project involved supplying replacement tiles sympathetic to the original tile work. The replacement tiles were manufactured using traditional hand dipping techniques and glazes very similar to those used to make the original tiles.