June 12th, 2017

The City of London Contracts Expert Graffiti Removal Company - The Go-Gum Group

Graffiti Removal Company Cleans Up London Bridge

London Bridge, one of the city’s many notable river crossings and subject of a famous nursery rhyme, spans the Thames River connecting The City of London with Southwark in central London. The current concrete and steel box girder bridge opened in 1973, replacing an historic 19th century stone-arched bridge, which now resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. When the bridge was targeted by vandals, who daubed offensive graffiti on the concrete and stone structure, The City of London called in an expert graffiti removal company – Surface Solutions and Services – part of the Go-Gum Group.

In June 2017, the City of London tasked us with a high profile Graffiti Removal project on the bridge parapet to the western side of London Bridge. Vandals had daubed offensive graffiti scrawl to the stone and concrete which had to be removed as quickly as possible.

We immediately despatched a Surface Solutions and Services Street Cleaning Team (SS&S), using  two fully CSCS and IPAF approved operatives equipped with specialist graffiti removal lance extensions and machinery. Our expert graffiti removal operatives worked at night in order to minimise disruption to the public and commuters in the vicinity, both on the busy A3 trunk road which sits atop the bridge, or Upper Thames Street which passes beneath the area affected by the offensive graffiti scrawl.

Utilising our latest, specialist high temperature, low pressure cleaning systems, the offensive graffiti scrawl was successfully removed, leaving the underlying concrete and stone substrates clean and fully restored.

Commenting on the project, Go-Gum Managing Director Rob Dixon said: “Despite the difficult working conditions, our fully CSCS and IPAF approved Graffiti Removal Company operatives, successfully removed the offensive graffiti scrawl from the bridge parapet overnight. No harsh chemicals were required and no inconvenience was caused to the public, commuters or local businesses. London Bridge is now graffiti free and is in no danger of falling down.”