Client London Borough of Ealing
Location London, UK
Status On site
2015 NLA Awards: Conservation & Retrofit Finalist
2015 AR MIPIM Future Projects - Commended
Jestico + Whiles is working closely with Julian Harrap Architects to remodel Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in the London Borough of Ealing. The Grade-I listed landmark home, created by one of Britain’s greatest architects Sir John Soane, is being sensitively restored to its nineteenth century glory. In 2018 the manor will reopen as a world-class museum, including a programme of interpretation designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates telling the story of Soane’s life at Pitzhanger.
Proposals include restoration of the manor and entrance lodge, demolition of non-original elements, reinstatement of the conservatory, refurbishment of the gallery as an exhibition space, and the construction of a new café and events building.
Our vision established with the clients, Ealing Council and the Pitzhanger Manor 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 will reveal one of west London’s supreme heritage gems, and create 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.