Building Relationships

Restoring a south west London gem

Downshire House is an historic Grade II* listed building and the jewel in the crown of the University of Roehampton’s south west London campus. Built around 1770 and once occupied by the Marquis of Downshire the property is being upgraded as part of the university’s £80 million masterplan for modernisation.

Heritage experts from Watts initially undertook an assessment producing a building condition report which incorporated an analysis of heritage importance. Following our recommendations, we were appointed as Lead Designer and Contract Administrator for a series of conservation and restoration measures.The work will be complete in the Spring so look out for photos in a future newsletter. To find out more about our expertise in Heritage and Conservation, please click here.

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Watts Bulletin editor: Trevor Rushton.