Royal Star and Garter

Published 15th November 2022

The stunning Royal Star and Garter has a fascinating past with links to royalty and major events in British history, serving as a hospital for young men with severe disabilities during the First World War.

The listed building’s redevelopment involved a sympathetic conversion of the dining rooms and 86 residential apartments with 114 parking spaces in the basement. Leisure facilities include a gymnasium and swimming pool in the King and Queen Rooms.

The exterior of the listed building has been restored to its original glory and the valuable internal features similarly preserved and enhanced. Landscaping within the site has been reinvigorated with revised layouts and planting kept with the spirit of the building.

We were appointed to provide structural and civil engineering services for the redevelopment, working alongside the client in preserving the architectural heritage of the building. From an engineering perspective, the project contained unique features and designs including a double basement scheme, tunnelling through existing foundations, underpinning of the existing 10-storey structure and extensive modifications of the existing 1920s structural layout.