Royal Hospital Chelsea

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and built at the end of the 17th century, the Royal Hospital has been in continuous use for the purpose for which it was designed for over 300 years, with the famous ‘In-Pensioners’ still housed in the Long Wards. Architects acting as Surveyor of Works after Wren included Sir Robert Adam and Sir John Soane.  DIA have provided heritage advice to the Royal Hospital for approaching twenty years, initially with a Conservation Plan, as well as a Master Development Plan, which have led to major modernisation projects such as the replacement of the Infirmary. DIA have also undertaken advisory projects including the refurbishment and extension of Gordon House and the restoration and conversion of the Soane Stable block. Architectural commissions have included: the setting of the In-Pensioner statue; the restoration of Soane’s Garden Pavilion; and new accommodation for the Superintendent of Grounds.

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The Royal Hospital Chelsea