Palm Court

Palm Court, part of the Richmond Riverside Estate on the banks of the River Thames, was built in the early 1700s as a hotel with river facing garden.

From then it became part of a hotel and a Women’s Refuge, before it fell into disrepair and dilapidation in the latter half of the 20th Century. In the 1990s it was refurbished and partially rebuilt by the Traditionalist architect, Quinlan Terry.

The brief for Palm Court sought to refurbish the existing building to improve the quality of workspace and associated amenity space in line with current market standards whilst considering opportunities for improving the net lettable area of the building. This comprised the reconfiguration of the existing ground floor to provide flexible open plan reception space, modernisation of existing workspace and the introduction of new end-of-journey facilities at lower ground floor including secure cycle storage and shower facilities. The existing riverside terrace is also to be enhanced to provide external amenity space for tenants within the building.

Project Director:

Adam Thurston

Project Team:

Brendan King

Fulvio de Bastiani