Guidance and advice with community stakeholder group for agreed Strategic Brief by Ealing Council that included requirement to re-integrate Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor-house to align with needs of park users, heritage value and Ealing Council’s management plan.
Client: Ealing Borough Council
Consultants: Justice + Whiles, Julian Harrap Associates, J & L Gibbons, Ellis & Moore, King Shaw Associates, DCA-Consultants.
Cost: £17m (£12m manor; £5m park)
Main entrance drive
View across lake from Walpole Park
Restored park heritage features
Park and garden elevation
Landscaping revitalises public use
Main entrance facade
East facing aspect forming main entrance that would welcome Soane’s guests at his country house. George Dance’s original design, left.
House garden conservatory
Recreated west facing conservatory originally designed by Soane between 1800 to 1803; innovation realised fifty years before Paxton’s Crystal Palace in 1851.
House garden and park as one estate
Integrated park and house recreates the look and feel from Soane’s era; improved accessibility to the park that includes plant beds, antiquities, water features and wildlife friendly planting.