We have for many years been involved with ER Robson’s prominent Grade II listed building on Piccadilly, completed in 1883 as the home of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours but now the headquarters of BAFTA.
Major works included removal of load-bearing columns and walls in the basement (whilst the floors above remained in occupation) to create a casino for Ladbrokes. Other works comprised repairs to the listed stone façades and statuary on the Piccadilly elevation and ad-hoc advice on structural modifications in various retail units on Piccadilly and in the Princes Arcade.
The most recent works involved the rationalisation of roof level plant on a series of platforms to facilitate replacement and renewal of roof finishes and repairs to the fabric of the original timber roof trusses.
English Heritage was consulted in connection with all of the works and their requirements satisfied in every respect.
Client: Ladbroke Group
Architect: Kiran Curtis Ltd
Project Value: £3.0M
Images 1-4 courtesy of Kieran Curtis