Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Chelsea Hospital’s story began over 300 years ago during the reign of King Charles II, whose vision for a home for veteran soldiers was brought to life by Sir Christopher Wren. He was commissioned to design and erect the building. 

Project Summary

Royal Hospital Chelsea has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the essential repairs to the Grade II* Listed stable building designed by Sir John Soane. 

The contract works comprise the conservation, refurbishment and alterations to the existing Soane Stables buildings including structural alterations and additions; construction of an additional floor contained within the stable block using a specialist lime mortar; installation of new doors, windows and sashes within the existing frames to the external walls; replacement and upgrading to all mechanical and electrical services; installation of new heating; new finishes and fittings to form the new museum, shop and café as well as spaces for use by the public. 


The Royal Hospital Chelsea


Peregrine Bryant Architects


53 weeks


Current (anticipated April 2024)