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
Phase I 2006 – 2007, Phase II 2011 – 2012, Phase III – 2019
GC Works 1
Conservation and restoration of this Grade I listed palace (England’s oldest freehold, dating back to 704) to provide stately rooms for functions. The palace is now considered to be an outstanding venue for weddings.
A museum that interprets the site’s extraordinary history, a café and bar within one of the graceful drawing rooms that overlooks the botanic gardens, a gallery that provides an innovative programme of contemporary art. The upper floors contain high specification offices.
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 sees 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.