Business Design Centre. Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, London, N1. 1984-1986

The original cast iron structure for the Royal Agricultural Hall was designed by Frederick Peck in 1862, in span it was greater than it's counterpart at Crystal Palace. It was originally constructed to house the agricultural shows put on by the Smithfield club. By the mid Twentieth Century it had become semi-derelict. In 1984, John Melvin was appointed by Sam Moris, the developer as restoration architect to oversee and specify all the historic and listed building aspects of the restoration. He also designed the serviceng areas, and multi storey car park.

 

Kilbees Farm. Windsor, 1991-1993

A listed timber framed farm house, situated on the edge of Windsor Forrest. The brief was to restore the house as a private residence, but also to accommodate an important art collection, and as the offices of an international publishing house.

 

The Old House, Canonbury, London N1. 1989

A late Georgian House, forming part of the Marquess of Northampton's estate in Canonbury. It had long associations with Literary London: First as the home of George and Weedon Grossmith, authors of the classic The Diary of a Nobody, and for many years, the home of Raymond Mortimer, critic and man of letters. The brief required total restoration and extension.

 

The Hellenic Centre, London W1. 1993

First phase of the conversion of a late Nineteenth Century building in Marylebone, for the Helenic Comunity in London. This consisted of the library and furnishings to emphasise the classical Greek heritage of it's membership.

 

The Old Bakery, Eastleach. GL 1993

Extension, including specialist joinery and staircase. This staircase and joinery was susequently included in the statutory listing of this property.

 

Wysdom House, Oxfordshire OX18. 1996

Restoration of a Grade II*, mid-Sixteenth Century merchant's Townhouse, in Burford. This work included library, furnishings and staircase.

 

Faulkland Hall, Burford Oxfordshire. OX18

Restoration of oriel window and design of new coat of arms as a Millenium project. The coat of arms was sculpted by Dick Reid and unveiled by HRH Prince of Wales.

 

Whichford Hill House, Warwickshire, CV36

Restoration and extension of an Eighteenth Century Grade II, Cotswold property and adjoining landscape.