Old War Office, London

Old War Office, London

Hodkin and Jones are currently undertaking the restoration of the heritage fibrous plasterworks at The Old War Office in Whitehall, which is being converted into a luxury 5-star Raffles hotel and private residences. 

The Grade II* Listed former Ministry of Defence building was completed in 1906 and used by Winston Churchill as headquarters during World War II. The repurposing of the 760,000 sq ft development also includes constructing a 6 storey basement and 3 storey roof extension.

Hodkin and Jones have been appointed by the project’s main contractor, the Ardmore Group, to restore the fibrous plaster mouldings to the residential side of the development. The 85 private residences will range in size from studio to 5 bedroom apartments.

Using our 150 years of expertise in fibrous plasterwork we have manufactured new moulds to match the existing cornices allowing this magnificent building to retain its original features and character. As well as matching existing cornice, Hodkin & Jones are supplying and installing bespoke cornice designs that the projects' architects, EPR, have created for the new parts of the building. Now known as The OWO residences, the project is due to be completed in 2022, keep checking this page for project updates.

If you would like to know more about our restoration and matching service contact us on 01246 290890 or email info@hodkin-jones.co.uk.

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