Hendon Hall in north London is a beautiful Grade II Listed, 18th-century manor house. It was twice used as a school before being converted into a hotel in 1911 and, during WWII, it was closed briefly for use as an RAF convalescent home. Since then it has achieved fame for accommodating the England football team during their victorious World Cup campaign in 1966.
David Cosby were instructed to prepare detailed CAD drawings of this historic building to include elevations and a 3D model. We were also asked to prepare a detailed Condition Report, highlighting the main defects and areas of disrepair and to provide a summary of budget costings
We particularly enjoyed drawing and surveying the full height portico to the main entrance. This portico consists of 4 huge red brick columns with rusticated bands and stone Corinthian capitals supporting a carved stone entablature and pediment.
Our survey has been used to secure planning permission for the redevelopment of Hendon Hall to provide a new residential care home facility due to open in summer 2021. The care home will feature 100 private apartments including 46 one-bedroom suites and will, with the help of our measured survey records, retain much of the original façade together with individual features that are considered to be of greatest architectural and historic significance.