In effect, this scheme completes the campaigning work led by Sir John Betjeman and Nicholas Pevsner that saved Sir George Gilbert Scott’s building from demolition in the 1960s and marked a watershed in the history of conservation.
In its adapted form the internal spaces make perfect sense. The architects internalised the original carriage drop-off to create the hotel reception and a function room. English Heritage insisted that the integration of en-suite bathrooms should not be detrimental so they form diminutive structures within the original room interiors.
Winner of RIBA London Client of the Year Award