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Architect sought for Greenwich Painted Hall restoration job

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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

Contact details

William Palin
The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College
2 Cutty Sark Gardens
SE10 9LW

Tel: +44 2082694717
Email: wpalin@ornc.org
Fax: +44 2082694757




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