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Transforming the home of The Royal College of Defence Studies

Value: £500,000
Client: Amey Defence

The Project

Seaford House, at 37 Belgrave Square is an aristocratic mansion in London. It is the largest of the three detached houses which occupy three corners of Belgrave Square in the district of Belgravia. Seaford House is a white stucco building with four main stories.

Originally built in 1842 and extensively refurbished in 1902, Seaford House is one of the finest town houses in London. Home of the The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS). The main lecture hall can accommodate 110 and there are eight seminar rooms plus a number of study areas around the building.

The College has its own library which houses an extensive collection of approximately 26,000 books and pamphlets focusing on security studies, politics and international affairs.

We are completed external decorations and repairs to this Grade 2 listed building incorporating

  • The provision for erecting a tied independent scaffold
  • Soft wash with hose and fungicidal wash where required areas to be decorated,
  • Carry out necessary window repairs using the repair care system and timber splice repairs where instructed as variations,
  • Replace glazing where required,
  • Render crack/patch repairs
  • repointing of brick work
  • Inspect and repair lead flashings where instructed as variations and carry out decorations to all previously painted surfaces in accordance with the specification for Dulux paints from Akzo Nobel.
  • Carry out tree surgery and landscape work to facilitate elements of the work and take paint samples as the work proceeds.
We provided quality benchmarks for each finished element to enable a suitable and contractual reference point for the purpose of consistent quality standards.
 | Amey Defence: Seaford House

About Amey Defence

Our team of 20,000 works across four continents – making us a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally. We’ve been in business for nearly 100 years. We’re proud of our long history and the difference we make; serving the communities we work in, whatever the weather and whatever the challenge. We create safer, smarter, and sustainable places to live, work and travel. By designing, building, maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure we make a difference including engineering, facilities management, utilities, transport, environmental services, defence and justice. We know these are the services that matter – the ones you rely on at home and on the move. That makes us the faces behind the services you use every day – and together, we’re helping to create better places to live, work and travel.

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