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Kent House SW7

Location: London



Kent House was the first building in London to be constructed in the Art Deco style. As its name suggests, the building was named after the then Duke of Kent. Kenyon contacted the current Duke of Kent’s office with an invitation for His Royal Highness to attend the re-opening ceremony. The response was positive –  the Duke would be delighted to attend.

Kenyon were contracted by Phillip Bailey Architects to carry out the sensitive external restoration of this listed building. The structural steelwork of the balconies had deteriorated to such an extent that they had become unsafe. The structures were removed and exact reproductions installed in their place.

Specialist paint manufacturers Keim were consulted to assist in matching new to original paint colours. They provided a quality, durable microporous product. Prior to decoration Kenyon completed major repairs to the existing facade with a particular focus on restoring the concrete element of the building.

In conjunction with our supply chain partner Crittal, Kenyon took a lead role in producing window designs and obtaining the relevant planning consents. All products were required to match the original specifications. Kenyon worked with the architect and local planners to establish an exact match for these unique, coloured windows.