A new orangery at Witanhurst, Hampstead Heath, London
Witanhurst, a Georgian mansion on a 5 acre site, is the largest private house in London, outside Royal ownership. Designed by architect George Hubbard, it was built between 1913 and 1920. The house is of national historical or architectural interest has been on the English Heritage 'Buildings at Risk' Register for 10 years and stood vacant for 40 years. In a landmark appeal decision, planning permission has been granted for the demolition of part of this Grade 2 star-listed property and replacing it with a large new three-storey pavilion design in the style of an orangery; a radical decision supported by English Heritage. A new basement complex, remodelling the front façade and reinstating the forecourt and landscaping are also part of the planned development.
Designed by Robert Adam