Being completely honest, we are a bit late to the party with this one, but it worth noting none the less! Frogmore House has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards in the category Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting.
Frogmore House is a merchants house, built in 1716, located in Watford High Street. The building was turned into flats in the 1950’s, but after some years fell into dereliction and was subject to extensive vandalism. The Grade II listed building had been on Historic England’s Buildings At Risk Register until its recent redevelopment into offices. The project involved completely restoring the exterior and interior of the building and was delivered in partnership between Watford Council, St William and Giles Quarme Architects, with the main contractor for the building restoration being The Goldmith Group.
Artisan Plastercraft was engaged as a contractor to provide heritage lath and plaster restoration services. This consisted of replacement lath and lime plaster ceilings in several rooms, with patch repairs to existing lath and plaster ceilings in two further rooms, completed by inspecting and securing existing material, prime and skim with lime plaster.
A video summary of the project can be viewed below courtesy of Berkeley Group.
The Georgian Group Architectural Awards recognise exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the UK and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and landscapes.
The Frogmore House restoration project has also been Highly Commended at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards, AABC Conservation Awards & Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design.
Image courtesy of Watford Borough Council and Berkeley Group.