Hanover Lodge, London Mansion – Stable Block

Hanover Lodge, Regent’s Park Building, Quinlan Terry Design, Mansion Property

Hanover Lodge London

Regent’s Park Architecture Development, north London – design by Quinlan Terry

31 Jul 2009

Hanover Lodge

Design: Quinlan Terry architect

Last night Westminster Council’s planners had recommended that architect Quinlan Terry’s proposals for a stable block at mansion Hanover Lodge be refused but the committee overturned this and granted permission for him to make the stable block more ornate.

This follows on from him being fined £25,000 in 2007 after he knocked down some of the parts of the Grade II listed lodges on the site.

Westminster City Council Statement

Cllr Michael Brahams, chairman of Westminster City Council’s planning applications sub committee, said: “These additions to the stable block would not have a detrimental impact on the setting of the Grade II star listed Hanover Lodge or its Grade II listed gate lodges.
“Making this outbuilding grander does not detract from the Grade II listed buildings nearby as these are of historical and architectural significance in their own right and I feel the designs are in keeping with the Regency style and are well designed.”


9 Oct 2007


World renowned architect John Quinlan Terry has been fined £25,000 after knocking down two Grade II listed lodges in the grounds of a Regent’s Park John Nash house.
The two lodges, located in the driveway to grand Regents Park mansion Hanover Lodge, were left in ruins after the architect allowed the building contractors to move in, far exceeding the works of alteration that had been granted listed building consent.

Mr Quinlan Terry, an award-winning architect who has worked on an array of high profile buildings including 10 Downing Street, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Planning (Listed Building and Conservations Areas) Act 1990 after Westminster City Council took the case to court.

Contractors Walter Lilly & Co Ltd, who were responsible for the construction site, were fined £20,000 after pleading guilty to committing two offences for the demolition of each lodge. Both the contractor and architect were also ordered to pay more than £5000 costs by the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The two buildings, South Lodge and North Lodge, built in 1827 and attributed to John Nash, were left in ruins in early December 2006 after demolition teams moved in, with their roofs, front facades and part of their flank walls all pulled down. Only the rear walls of both buildings were left intact.

The development is part of grand Hanover Lodge, on the Outer Circle of Regents Park which is Crown Estate property, although Metdist Ltd is the leaseholder. Neither had any direct involvement in the demolition of the listed buildings and were not charged with any offence.

John Nash is one of the most important architects in England’s history and Regents Park was his most ambitious and successful piece of urban planning. As such, the North and South Lodge buildings were unique, reflected by the fact they are listed as buildings of special architectural or historic interest in their own right, when they could have been left to be protected as outbuildings of the main dwelling Hanover Lodge.

Westminster City Council’s planning department is now liaising closely with the architect to ensure the buildings are restored as close to their original condition as possible.

Hanover Lodge Building information from Westminster City Council

Quinlan Terry

Location:Hanover Lodge, Regent’s Park, London, UK