Chandos House is a Grade I listed building and is currently empty after the Royal Society of Medicine vacated the property in June 2020. The owner has identified an opportunity to ensure long-term investment in Chandos House and has so far discussed these with Westminster City Council and Historic England.
Key to this will be the introduction of The John Collection, a collection of of memorabilia relating to Battle of Britain aircrew which includes medals, logbooks and photographs. It is the leading such collection worldwide.
As is the case with so many museums, delivering this vision is reliant on cross-subsidy. In this instance this is achievable by housing other activities at lower ground, second and third floors, which are the least sensitive parts of the building with respect to heritage. This will include office space at lower ground level and a cosmetic clinic to the second and third floors.
The proposals to achieve this have been carefully designed to have as little impact as possible on the historic fabric of the building.
This online consultation aims to ensure the local community is able to have their say in advance of a planning application being submitted to Westminster City Council.
You can view our online exhibition boards detailing the proposals by clicking the link below.
Once you have viewed the boards, please let us have your feedback by clicking the ‘Have Your Say’ tab below.
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