Lengard has been appointed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to carry out sympathetic refurbishment works to The Belvedere Restaurant.
The restaurant is situated within the curtilage of Holland House, which first received a Grade 1 listing on 29th July 1949. Holland House was constructed between 1603 and 1606 for the Jacobean courtier Sir Walter Cope. The prominent 16th and 17th century surveyor and architect John Thorpe was believed to be the designer. Sir Walter’s daughter and her husband extended the building between 1638 and 1640, adding a west wing which included stables and a coach house.
In the 19th century the stables were demolished to build an orangery and the north end was converted into a summer ballroom, with what is described as a neo-Jacobean belvedere on its roof. This was eventually to become the location for the Belvedere Restaurant, which opened on 14th May 1965.
The building is located within Holland Park which has a Grade 2 listing and falls within the Holland Park Conservation Area as designated in 1971.
Lengard secured this important project thanks to its experience and reputation as a trusted heritage contractor in the South East.
Form of Contract: JCT 2011
Duration: 17 weeks