The Treasury

At a time when Lend Lease were working on a broader refurbishment project to Government’s iconic Treasury building in Westminster, McNicholas were awarded the contract to carry out a 9-week reconstruction programme of its central courtyard.


Working around a state of heightened security, the project required tight timescales and flexibility, both of which were a challenge. We tackled these trials by working in sequence with the other finishing trade contractors and returned the courtyard to its natural beauty using beautiful sett and Yorkstone paving.

Our remit included complete full construction, down to the roof slab of the sub formation and the installation of both surface and underground drainage. All were laid to match the finishing pavement of the final setts and paving. These works were carried out whilst ensuring full emergency access to 10 Downing Street and the Treasury.

The meticulous sett laying created a circular design in the middle of the courtyard that was based on a central point with external Yorkstone ordered in a feathered shape that pointed back to the central point of the yard. Although it was one of our more challenging jobs, it was completed to the highest quality with days to spare.





Bovis Lend Lease



Main Contractor

McNicholas Plc


WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Project Value