Leighton House Museum Building, Purcell Miller Tritton London, Holland Park Road Architecture

Leighton House Museum

Holland Park Architecture, London W14 design by Purcell Miller Tritton Architects, UK

19 May 2011

Leighton House Museum in London

RIBA Award winner, 2011

Design: Purcell Miller Tritton

Address: 12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ

Phone: 020 7602 3316

Leighton House Museum London interior design
photograph © Will Pryce

Leighton House Museum London

Designed in 1864 to display Lord Leighton’s collection of Islamic tiles, the house’s centrepiece is a two storey opulent domed Arab Hall with a central fountain. The whole interior of the house is richly decorated, with ceramic tiles, rich paintwork and gilded ceilings.

Leighton House Museum London, Holland Park Rd
photograph © Will Pryce

The building had subsequently been extended and used as a school. Having removed much of the troubling ephemera that had accumulated over the years PMT paid meticulous attention to services, re-decoration, lighting and complex external re-instatements, including the restoration of the rooftop ziggurat. Painstaking research and a strong collaboration between client and architect and a careful eking out of the budget have meant the original character of the building has been accurately though not slavishly recreated. This is a masterpiece of conservation.

Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Rd Leighton House Museum Holland Park
photograph © Will Pryce

Leighton House Museum – Building Information

Location: Holland Park Road, London W14
Architect: Purcell Miller Tritton
Client: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Contractor: Coniston Ltd
Structural Engineer: The Morton Partnership
Services Engineer: Harley Haddow
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Apr 2010

Purcell Miller Tritton

RIBA Awards

Leighton House Museum London

Phone: +44 20 7602 3316

Location: 12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, West London, W14 8LZ, England, UK

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