We have a diverse portfolio of listed building and conservation projects at MSMR and such projects require our team to have extensive knowledge of historical architectural styles, methods and materials. We also believe collaboration is key and work with some of the industry's leading specialists and craftsmen to restore period architecture sympathetically to its former splendour.
As part of our continual learning - a lifelong pursuit in the practice of architecture - MSMR architect Lauren Hunt attended the RIBA Conservation course. Covering the history, philosophy and theories of conservation, the course also explored the diagnosis of and mitigating the causes of decay, using sound methods. Across the week long course, attendees also visited two very different building projects at various stages of conservation.
The first, 33 Fitzroy Square, is the renovation, conservation and extension of a Grade I listed, Robert Adam family house from 1790. The building (formerly home to the Omega Workshops HQ and the London Foot Hospital) is being transformed into a single family dwelling. The second visit, London's historic Smithfield Market is currently on site, with PAYE Conservation surveying and repairing the existing stonework of the meat and poultry market. The site is undergoing a long-term restoration and redevelopment into the new Museum of London, proposals for which are in development.
Photography: MSMR, Thomas Croft Architects, Museum of London