Hanover Gate Lodge
A building with a prestigious history, and a list of notable previous occupants.
Designed by architect John Nash, and built in 1827, Hanover Gate Lodge is a Grade II Listed building.
The building has a prestigious history and a list of notable previous occupants, so there was a lot of pressure and expectation when Cousins were awarded the refurbishment of the Gate Lodge.
The Royal Parks
Vinci Facilities Management
City of Westminster, London
Project tasks and challenges
This building is listed, so working closely with the conservation officer was key in making sure the repair materials and finish matched existing features.
The building was fully surveyed initially to ensure the work meets the conservation officer approval. A traffic management plan had to be put in place including road closure to allow scaffold to be erected. What’s more, the building had to be doff cleaned to a precise temperature to avoid damage.
The schedule of works covered a full range of tasks, from repairs to the octagonal chimney stack and external stucco and stone, to full redecoration of the building.