Category : Portfolio

Somerset House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Somerset House

The central block of the Neoclassical building Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and dates from 1776–96. It was extended by classical Victorian wings to north and south.  I was asked to advise...

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Thorpe Hall
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Thorpe Hall, Cambridgeshire

Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.  I was asked to produce...

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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

The first stone of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, was laid by Charles II in 1682. The idea of a home for veteran soldiers was inspired by the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. 476 pensioners were admitted in 1689 and the...

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Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | School and Universities | No Comments

Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The Former Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of my longest-standing clients. I have worked there since the days when it was occupied by the Royal Navy. Most of the site has been investigated by me. My work...

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Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | No Comments

The National Trust for Scotland – Former Headquarters

Numbers 26-31 Charlotte Square, in Edinburgh, and the mews buildings behind were designed by Robert Adam in 1792 and built between 1805-1820. In 1996 Simpson & Brown was commissioned to restore and adapt these...

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Royal Mausoleum
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

The Royal Mausoleum

Queen Victoria's love for her husband Prince Albert is well known and when he died on 14th December 1861, of typhoid, she was devastated. Within four days she had ordered the Frogmore Mausoleum to be built at her...

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British Museum
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

The British Museum

The British Museum.  I assisted Richard Ireland with his work on the restoration of the ceiling of the Entrance Hall and the old Reading Room. Papers and Paints also supplied paint. View Larger...

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BBC Broadcasting House
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

BBC Broadcasting House

By 1926 the BBC was fast outgrowing its accommodation at Savoy Hill in the Strand. Their recently appointed civil engineer, Mr. M.T. Tudsbery, was asked to search for a building or new site for a new headquarters...

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The Bank of England
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Bank of England

I advised on appropriate colours for several of the areas of the The Bank of England that were designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the manner of the Bank's earlier architect...

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The London Oratory
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

The London Oratory

Brompton Oratory (more properly The London Oratory) is one of my favourite London churches. I have done much here over the years and Papers and Paints has produced specially-mixed paint for the redecoration. The...

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