Leighton House Museum Building, Purcell Miller Tritton London, Holland Park Road Architecture
Leighton House Museum
Holland Park Architecture, London, UK – design by Purcell Miller Tritton Architects
19 May 2011
Leighton House Museum London
RIBA Award winner, 2011
Design: Purcell Miller Tritton
Address: 12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ
Phone: 020 7602 3316
Leighton House Museum in London
Designed in 1864 to display Lord Leighton’s collection of Islamic tiles, the house’s centrepiece is a two storey opulent domed Arab Hall with a central fountain. The whole interior of the house is richly decorated, with ceramic tiles, rich paintwork and gilded ceilings.
The building had subsequently been extended and used as a school. Having removed much of the troubling ephemera that had accumulated over the years PMT paid meticulous attention to services, re-decoration, lighting and complex external re-instatements, including the restoration of the rooftop ziggurat. Painstaking research and a strong collaboration between client and architect and a careful eking out of the budget have meant the original character of the building has been accurately though not slavishly recreated. This is a masterpiece of conservation.
Leighton House Museum – Building Information
Location: Holland Park Road, London W14
Architect: Purcell Miller Tritton
Client: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Contractor: Coniston Ltd
Structural Engineer: The Morton Partnership
Services Engineer: Harley Haddow
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Apr 2010
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