Chiswick House is a 16th century Neo-Palladian villa in West London, managed by English Heritage.
Walter Lilly worked on the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust’s ambitious garden restoration project, which included the 14,000sqft Conservatory which is a Grade I listed building.
The Conservatory, which houses many rare and old species of camellia, was totally dismantled prior to being sympathetically rebuilt with a new Canadian Douglas fir timber frame and Pilkington K Glass. It was rebuilt in the same style as the original 1930s design.
The back sheds were also extended and refurbished to form education and exhibition spaces, a small kitchen and food preparation area, offices with improved facilities for events and public use, as well as staff accommodation areas and toilets.
Chiswick, West London
Project Manager: Mouchel
Architect: Dannatt Johnson Architects
PQS: Press & Starkey
Structural Engineer: Gifford
Services Engineer: Roger Parker Associates
RIBA London Award Nominee 2010