Royal Chelsea Hospital

This project involved the careful restoration of the most important parts of the historic Royal Hospital, home of The Chelsea Pensioners. King Charles II founded the Hospital in 1682, and Sir Christopher Wren designed the Great Hall and Chapel.

The restorations involved substantial lime plaster repairs and the oak panelling in the Great Hall, with its battle honours, was painstakingly reconditioned. As a partner at Paul Davis & Partners, Simon took on the architectural responsibilities of restoration.

In addition to the restorations the scheme involved providing wheelchair access to the two spaces, an improved heating scheme was designed for the Chapel and the Great Hall, and a lighting scheme for the Chapel was negotiated.