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Christchurch Tower, a Grade 1 listed building and scheduled monument, is of exceptional importance as a leading example of the design of Wren and the Wren school. This building forms part of a unique collection of towers erected under Wren’s supervision following the Great Fire of London in 1666.
WGDP’s brief, together with a team of experienced professionals, was to develop all eight floors of the building as a modern but practical living space whilst retaining and enhancing the historic fabric and setting of the building. WGDP through close collaboration with the architects Boyarsky Murphy and negotiation with English Heritage and the City Corporation developed a proposal which has achieved this objective whilst securing a sustainable and long term use for the building. The proposals celebrate the verticality of the tower and make use of the internal light whilst exposing the features of historic and architectural interest within the new rooms. Externally, the appearance of the building has been improved through the use of more appropriate and traditional materials.
WGDP’s planning and project management experience guided the multi disciplinary team through a sensitive renovation project to secure consents for this exciting and successful project.