Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery wins RIBA London Regional Award
14 June, 2019
our project Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery has won a RIBA London award link to previous shortlisting post. This award celebrates the outstanding work contributed to the project and is a mark of excellence for Quinn London’s highly skilled Heritage division.
The £8.2m heritage project involved the refurbishment of Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery to restore and reveal the hidden beauty of the site. Whilst providing an area heritage significance and culture to the public.
Over the last 2 centuries, the building has been modified with the addiction of Victorian period extensions. The works involved the demolition of the Victorian infill and modification to restore the building to Sir John Soane’s original design. The highlight of this project is the elegant pastel hand painted Chinese wall paper which adorns the interior of the upper drawing room.
This project spanned over 88 weeks, the care and attention to detail that was invested into Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery was exemplary. From the massive task of the removal of a Victorian infill at the Manor’s north elevation to the restoration of the portico that linked to the manor and enhancing and extending the gallery.
This sensitive project elicited complex challenges like the fragility of the building, the intricate designs of Soane’s work and ensuring that Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery would be able to support the general public when it reopened as a museum. To ensure that operations ran smoothly, a temporary alarm system was set at the site as a precautionary action and the expertise of the team allowed the project to be completed to an award-winning standard.
A new café and garden room has been constructed within the walled garden for visitors of the site. The gallery is currently exhibiting works by Anish Kapoor featuring sculptures and complex mirrors.
We would like to thank the architects, client team and our project team for their work on delivering a fantastic heritage scheme.