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Cadogan Hall London : Architecture
Home to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra : Belgravia Building, London
18 Sep 2011
Address: 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Architect: Robert Fellowes Chisholm
Phone: 020 7730 4500
Photos © Adrian Welch
Location: nr Sloane Square, Belgravia, southwest London
900-seat concert hall
Home to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)
Built as First Church of Christ Scientist
Cadogan Hall is a 900-seat capacity concert hall in Sloane Terrace in Chelsea / Belgravia in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. It is two minutes’ walk from Sloane Square tube station on the District and Circle lines.
The resident music ensemble at Cadogan Hall is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), the first London orchestra to have a permanent home. Cadogan Estates offered the RPO the use of the hall as its principal venue in late 2001. The RPO gave its first concert as the resident ensemble of Cadogan Hall in November 2004.
Cadogan Hall has also been used as a recording venue. In February 2006, a recording of Mozart symphonies with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists was produced and made available immediately after the performances occurred. In 2009, art rock band Marillion recorded a concert there which was released on the album Live from Cadogan in 2011.
Grade II listed, the building is a former Christian Science church (First Church of Christ, Scientist, London), completed in 1907 to designs in the Byzantine style by architect Robert Fellowes Chisholm, who also designed the Napier Museum in Kerala, India. By 1996, the congregation had diminished dramatically and the building fell into disuse. Mohamed Fayed, the then owner of Harrods, had acquired the property, but Cadogan Estates Ltd (the property company owned by Earl Cadogan, whose ancestors have been the main landowners in Chelsea since the 18th century – the nearby Cadogan Square and Cadogan Place are also named after them) purchased the building in 2000. It was refurbished in 2004 by Paul Davis and Partners architects at a cost of £7.5m. The changes included new performance acoustics, lighting and sound systems in the auditorium and re detailing of the ceiling and roof to provide acoustic insulation.
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Cadogan Hall photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
Peter Jones Sloane Square
photo © Adrian Welch
Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
image © Timothy Soar
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