The nationally important Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor and Walpole Park was the country home to the great architect Sir John Soane. Located in the London Borough of Ealing, the building was designed by Soane himself and George Dance the Younger and is being sensitively restored and transformed into a world-class museum.
Led by architects Jestico + Whiles, the design team consisted of exhibition designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates, environmental specialists King Shaw Associates, landscape architects J & L Gibbons supported by Julian Harrap Architects, Sarah Counch Historic Landscapes and us as structural and civil engineers.
The works included:
The restoration of the manor and entrance lodge;
Demolition of the Eating Room extension and nineteenth century infill;
Reinstatement of the Manor’s glasshouse (conservatory) and lantern (rooflight);
Refurbishment and basement extension of the gallery as exhibition space and central visitor facilities;
Construction of a new café and events building in the walled garden;
New hard and soft landscaping including a café terrace and restoration of the Regency forecourt area.
Client: London Borough of Ealing
Architect: Jestico + Whiles
Conservation Architect: Julian Harrap Architects
Landscape Architect: J & L Gibbons
Historic Landscapes Consultant: Sarah Counch Historic Landscapes
Structural and Civil Engineer: Ellis and Moore
Exhibition Designer: Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Environmental Design: Kings Shaw Associates
Thanks to Jestico + Whiles for the text and photos.