Bentley Priory Housing & Mansion Alterations
Also within the grounds on the site of disused RAF structures are ninety-five new residential units. The design and layout of the new buildings are informed by the historic landscape and the simple, restrained architecture of Soane’s mansion.
Bentley Priory is a Grade II * Listed house surrounded by registered parkland near Stanmore, on the north edge of London. The original eighteenth century house was remodelled by Sir John Soane and further altered in the nineteenth century, before being used by the RAF as the Headquarters for Fighter Command during the Second World War and decommissioned in 2008. ADAM Architecture was commissioned to produce planning proposals to restore and convert the house into a museum and 8 high quality apartments, in association with Giles Quarme & Associates. 95 new residential units have been built in the grounds on the site of disused and utilitarian RAF structures. The design and layout of the new buildings are informed by the historic landscape and the simple, restrained architecture of Soane’s mansion.