Charlton House is a Grade I listed building situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Charlton House is one of the most complete Jacobean houses in Greater London. Donald Insall Associates was appointed to undertake a Condition Survey of the building in order to prioritise works and examine areas of opportunity within the building and the wider landscape. Subsequently, in 2017, we were appointed as part of a multidisciplinary team to prepare a Masterplan. There were several issues that came to the fore as a result of the Condition Survey:
- The lack of funding and, therefore, the absence of a long-term maintenance plan.
- Funding both to repair the house and to make it attractive in a manner that would encourage use and income generation on a scale much larger than that of the current situation managed by the local authority.
The Masterplan is intended to reorganise spaces within the building to help enable:
- Increased use by the public (e.g. conferences) to help generate income.
- Charlton House to be established on the visitor map to help generate income.
- Better distribution of uses so that the main historic rooms are used in the correct way, with less important activities being held in the less important spaces.