Kew Palace

Built in 1631, this building provides one of the first examples of “Flemish Bond” brickwork in the country. Bought by the Crown in 1781, George III and his family lived here. The building is now a Grade I listed National Monument.

Work here by the Practice involved repair of the external fabric, including roof, chimneys, brick walls and windows.

Stainless steel pins were used to stabilise the stressed and previously much repaired brickwork, assuring survival of most of the historic fabric. Traces of original 17th century brick limewash finish and window paintwork were found, analysed, matched and reapplied to the facades.

Client
Historic Royal Palaces Agency

Awards

  • The Richmond Society Award