Pitzhanger Manor – Ealing
King Shaw’s vast experience of working sensitively with historic buildings is key on this current project. Ealing Borough Council are undertaking a major refurbishment of its flagship cultural venue and the surrounding Walpole Park for which King Shaw are providing environmental and Building services engineering.
The works involve the refurbishment and improvement of the existing exhibition to provide environmental control such that borrowed works of art from the national Gallery can be exhibited. In addition the construction of a new café; visitor education space, office areas and public amenities and sensitive refurbishment of the Manor House rooms are to be carried out to house an interpretive exhibition about the life of Sir John Soane.
The project addresses the HLF priorities of conservation, access, participation and learning. However the project is also being designed to maximise resource efficiency in construction and in use and so address the requirement of the Greater London Plan which requires a 40% improvement in Carbon emission when compared to 2010 regulations.