Client London Borough of Ealing
Location London, UK
2019 RIBA Regional Awards - Shortlist
2019 London Building Excellence Awards - Shortlist
2015 NLA Awards: Conservation & Retrofit Finalist
2015 AR MIPIM Future Projects - Commended
Jestico + Whiles have worked closely with Julian Harrap Architects to remodel Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in the London Borough of Ealing. The Grade-I listed landmark home, created by one of Britain’s greatest architects Sir John Soane, has been sensitively restored to its nineteenth century glory. The manor has now reopened as a world-class museum, including a programme of interpretation designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates telling the story of Soane’s life at Pitzhanger.
Our work has included restoration of the manor and entrance lodge, demolition of non-original elements, reinstatement of the conservatory, the construction of a new café and events building and refurbishment of the gallery as an exhibition space.
The Gallery will present three exhibitions a year of work by artists, designers and architects, each offering a new perspective on Soane’s ideas and architecture.In the first of these exhibitions, Anish Kapoor will present a series of sculptures that echo Soane’s complex use of mirrors and light to double and dissolve space.
Our vision established with the client, Ealing Council and the Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery Trust, has been to restore and reveal the hidden heritage gem of Pitzhanger Manor within its parkland setting, uniting the manor with the Regency landscape of Walpole Park, itself Grade-II listed.
The restoration has revealed one of west London’s supreme heritage gems, and has created a country manor in the urban setting of Ealing town centre.
'I have found Jestico + Whiles to be consistently reliable and professional to a very high level. They have guided us through the design process with patience and expertise. Their team has been consistent, with very little of change of personnel during this time.'
'Their design flair, attention to detail, prompt responses, flexibility and professional conduct in all circumstances, and their resolution of any issues, including complex design issues, has been outstanding. They have been prepared to be flexible and have provided support in relation to funding applications, providing additional material as required.'
'They have a wide range of expertise within their team, and their design skill and expertise is always apparent across all disciplines. Their management of contractors, and regular presence on site, has also been exemplary.'
Jane Newman, Project Manager, London Borough of Ealing.