Bishops Avenue, London, SW6
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Quantity Surveyor, CDM Co-ordinator/Principal Designer
Offices on upper floors, restructured stately rooms, museum that interprets the site’s extraordinary history, café, bar and an elegant gallery, education department, vinery, bothies, walled garden and moat.
£4.5 million – Phase I, £5.6 million – Phase II, £3.5 million – Phase III
GC Works 1, JCT 211, JCT 2016
Conservation and restoration of this Grade I Listed Palace (England’s oldest freehold, dating back to 704) to provide stately rooms for functions. This included offices on the upper floor, restructured stately rooms, museum that interprets the site’s extraordinary history, café, bar and an elegant gallery, education department, vinery, bothies, walled garden and moat.
A museum that interprets the site’s history, a café and bar within a graceful drawing room that overlooks the botanic gardens, a gallery providing an innovative programme of contemporary art and offices to the upper floors.
Phase II saw a section of the moat cleared, the education department moved to the old stables, the walled garden opened with newly restored vinery, bothies and gardens.
Phase III witnessed the east courtyard buildings restored with the provision of a new reception, shop and larger museum, together with the restoration and conservation of the internal spaces. Medieval brickwork repairs and the Botanical Gardens fully restored. The Palace is now considered to be an outstanding venue for weddings.