Chiltern Firehouse, London

The Manchester Square Fire Station was built in 1888 as one of a number of new fire stations opened by the Metropolitan Board of Works. Following an extended period of redundancy, the fire station has recently been remodelled as a high-end boutique hotel with a hugely popular and successful restaurant in the former engine room. Our historic building appraisal identified key features of significance, and we were appointed as conservation architect to reinstate the decorative gothic stonework facade to the engine room, which had been removed and replaced with a plain concrete front during the 1960s. Other works included the conservation and repair of brick and decorative stonework, and advising on the design and detailing of new matching features.

Client
Chiltern Street Investments Limited

Awards

  • Natural Stone Awards 2014 - Commended
  • New London Award 2014
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