Building Tour: Pitzhanger Manor with Jestico + Whiles and Julian Harrap

Take a tour of John Soane’s Grade I-listed home with the architects of its £12 million restoration


02:00pm, Thursday, 22 August 2019


03:30pm, Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tour Guide:


Heinz Richardson 

Julian Harrap

Duration: 1.5hours

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Start: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Mattock Ln, Ealing, London W5 5EQ

Getting There: Ealing Broadway underground station

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Join Jestico + Whiles director Heinz Richardson and Julian Harrap, architect at Julian Harrap Architects for a tour of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, the Grade-I listed home of visionary British architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837).

The Regency manor, built between 1800 and 1804 in Ealing, has been returned to Soane’s original design and provides a rare and spectacular example of a building designed, built and lived in by Soane himself. The adjoining gallery transforms the original 1930s municipal building into a stunning 225m² exhibition space.

In approaching the design of the Grade I-listed Pitzhanger Manor and the listed landscape of Walpole Park, Jestico + Whiles saw an opportunity to reveal, restore and renew the remarkable building and its landscape setting, creating a place for a contemporary audience to experience Soane’s legacy, world-class contemporary art and inviting food and drink.

Tour Guides:

Heinz Richardson
Heinz has been a director at Jestico + Whiles for 20 years.  He has been instrumental in building up the size and international reputation of the practice for high quality client focussed design and establishing Jestico + Whiles as an employer of choice within the profession. He has an acknowledged and respected expertise in the fields of sustainable design, residential design and master planning complex and demanding projects. 

He is ultimately responsible along with fellow directors for leading the practice in all aspects of client service, design excellence and business resilience.  Heinz has lectured widely, both here and abroad and has been an assessor for numerous domestic and international architectural and design awards. In his time as a director he has overseen numerous award-winning projects including Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in Ealing.  He was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010.

Julian Harrap
Julian Harrap is acknowledged as one of Britain’s most respected architects working in the field of architectural conservation. Julian Harrap was educated and undertook his architectural training in central London under the tutelage of Sir Lesley Martin, Sir James Stirling and Sir Colin St John Wilson. After six years of practical experience he established his own practice and has developed a particular knowledge and understanding of the design, technology and materials employed in the conservation of historic buildings and landscapes.

Julian Harrap has worked on significant projects both in the UK and abroad. These include the Grassimuseum Leipzig, The Sir John Soane Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts and Brunel’s great iron ship: the SS Great Britain, The Neues Museum, Berlin, the QVB building in Sydney, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Farnborough Windtunnels. He is currently working on the Museum of London project in West Smithfield.

The practice is known for its established reputation with Historic England, Local Authorities and elsewhere
throughout the UK in connection with conservation landscapes and the adaption and alteration of historic
buildings and structures.