Leighton House

Leighton House

This Grade II* Listed building in west London was originally built as Victorian artist, Lord Leighton’s studio and house.

Leighton House dates from the late 19th Century and is a popular museum in Holland Park. It features opulent interiors, notably the Arab Hall, Staircase Hall and Nacissus Hall. We were appointed to provide structural engineering services for the building’s careful refurbishment, working to the brief to bring the building back to Lord Leighton’s original vision.

The restoration works included the rebuilding of the parapet ziggurats and introduction of new services along with a structural assessment of the existing floors and roof structure. The design solution for each of these elements required careful consideration and sensitive structural interventions which were introduced with negligible impact on the visual appearance of the building.

Europa Nostra Conservation Award
Lighting Design Heritage Award
RIBA London Arts & Leisure Award
Museums & Heritage Award for Restoration or Conservation (Shortlisted)
RICS London Award for Conservation (Shortlisted)
RICS London Award for Community Benefit (Shortlisted)

Client: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Architect: Purcell