This is a grade I listed house bought by the 18th century artist William Hogarth as a country retreat and converted to a museum in the early 20th century. We were asked by the London Borough of Hounslow to carry out works to permit a wider programme of activities and greater use of the building. This included all necessary repairs. The conversion of the disused caretaker’s flat on the upper floor into an education space and office for an outreach officer, improvement of the physical access to the site and works associated with the installation of a new exhibition on the life and times of the artist. The work was supported by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the William Hogarth Trust and the evidence of increasing visitor numbers testify to the success of the project.
Client: London Borough of Hounslow