To celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2018, the RA completed a long-standing architectural ambition to link its two historic buildings in Mayfair, London. Designed by Sir David Chipperfield, the united campus now offers a seamless visitor experience, while providing valuable new creative space.
TRC was recommended by Julian Harrap Architects, thanks to our successful work at Cliveden House (internal link to project). The 2½ year project involved a thorough refurbishment of 150 sash windows, including timber repairs, draught proofing, and provision of ironmongery. We also applied high-performance secondary glazing to a further 52 windows.
Through our sister brand TRC Windows we supplied and installed two large, uniquely-designed rooflights, to a challenging design specification. Due to the value of the artwork and its sensitivity to light, these needed to conform to exacting standards of security of spectral data.
Client: Royal Academy of Arts
Architect: Sir David Chipperfield | Julian Harrap
Lighting consultant: Arup Architecture
Main contractor: John Sisk & Sons
Project value: £1.2m
Timber window repair
New window supply and installation