Kenwood House, Hampstead, London (Grade I Listed)
"External Repairs and Internal Representation for English Heritage (London Region)“
Repairs and redecoration to the external walls and major roof repairs to the house and service wings of this Important mid 18th Century Mansion were essential to keep the building wind and weathertight and to protect the art collection of the Iveagh Bequest, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Constable. Works included reroofing, improving lead gutter arrangements, new roof finishes, repointing, render repairs and external redecoration as well as introduction of a passenger lift into the building to improve the accessibility. Internal repairs and re-presentation of the principal ground floor rooms included new lighting and environmental control.
Phase 1 (Service Wing) £1.2m;
Phase 2 (Main House) £2.4m.
Part funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Ian Angus Director