Refurbishment to start on Ravenscourt Park tea house

Refurbishment work is set to start to restore the Ravenscourt Park tea house in Hammersmith to its former glory.

The centuries old, Grade ll-listed building will gain a new roof as well as modern and fully accessible public toilets as part of the top-to-bottom seven-month restoration and refurbishment.

Work is set to start after Monday 20 September and should be finished by April 2022.

Friends of Ravenscourt Park have welcomed the restoration of the tea house. As well as a new roof in the main building and the new toilet facilities, many of the roof timbers and joists are also being replaced as well as drainage, guttering, windows and doors.

The restoration had been previously been delayed owing  to complications brought on by the pandemic. Contractor Lengard Ltd will be working 7.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and potentially on Saturday mornings, too.

Portable toilets have been provided nearby, and the coffee shop has been relocated alongside Ravenscourt Park’s bowling area. The Glasshouse will remain open to visitors.

The council has held meetings with Friends of Ravenscourt Park, chaired by Annabelle May, with architects from the firm Burrell Foley Fischer attending, to talk through the detailed plans.

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