The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul its iconic Painted Hall
The £4 million project will restore the Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor-designed building and create a new entrance to the undercroft.
Interior murals by English baroque painter James Thornhill – which measure around 3,700m² – will also be conserved.
The project will see the ceiling of the lower hall – showing King William III and Queen Mary II – and the interior of the vestibule – listing the names of historic donors – both returned to their former glory.
A new reception area, shop, toilets and café will also be created in the undercroft of the hall which is currently used for events.
Completed in 1708, the Grade I-listed building – where Horatio Nelson was brought to lie in state after the Battle of Trafalgar – was originally used as a dining hall for retired sailors.
The domed structure is part of a larger UNESCO-protected Baroque complex – first known as the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich – which was transformed into a college for Royal Navy officers in 1869 and opened to the public in 2002.
The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 3 March.
How to apply
View the tender notice for more information
The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College
2 Cutty Sark Gardens
Tel: +44 2082694717
Fax: +44 2082694757