22 Manchester Square is a Grade II Listed Georgian town house sitting next to the world famous Wallace Collection, in central London. The building itself was in a state of some disrepair, with few of its historic features surviving.
The scheme developed into a full blown restoration project by Archer Architects where we sought to reinstate the building fabric using the traditional construction techniques appropriate to the age of the building. This saw the use of chestnut lathe and lime plaster to the walls and ceilings and the reinstatement of period cornice and plaster features, which were made using small surviving fragments as templates. Having restored the principal rooms to their previous grandeur we animated these spaces by placing a series of purpose designed joinery units and lights, all clad in bronze.