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bedford court mansions

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Bedford Court Mansions is a substantial block of mansion flats located in London’s Bloomsbury conservation area. The block was constructed in the early 1890’s. Today the majority of this block is owned by Bedford Court Mansions Limited, a resident owned company who acquired the freehold in 1987. bpr architects have provided full Contract Administrator and Architectural services throughout the renovation of blocks B and C over a 6 year period - starting in 2012 with the masterplan feasibility studies for the entire mansion block. Work to block B comprised a new high quality Porter’s Lodge and entrance.  bpr also secured planning permission for the refurbishment of the external envelope, including replacement windows throughout – which was carried out by specialist restoration contractors Rosewood Ltd.  In 2014 work began to overhaul block C returning the original features and character to the communal entrance, stairway and lift.  Using comprehensively researched materials and restoration of original etched window panels bpr ensured that the refurbishment returned the block to its original 1890s grandeur.  Further work is planned over the next few years to continue this important heritage project.
client
bedford court mansions ltd
value
£1.5m
structural engineers
akera engineers (block b)
mechanical & electrical consultant
kaizenge (block b)
quantity surveyor
philip uren & co (blccks b & c)
contractor
woodgrove construction (block b)

The new porter’s lodge comprises a Portland stone and frameless glass box with high quality bespoke joinery internally.

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Using sympathetic materials, the lift shaft has been updated while not detracting from the original sweeping iron staircase.(Photograph courtesy of Rosewood Ltd)

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The character of the original block has been restored (Photograph courtesy of Rosewood Ltd)

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