Royal Hospital Chelsea

Sir Christopher Wren’s original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea housed 412 veterans and their officers around Figure Court (now the centre quadrangle).

Whilst the buildings were in construction it was realised that the space would be insufficient and Wren added two further quadrangles to his design – now called Light Horse and College Court.

The other significant structures are:

  • Figure Court
  • The Octagon
  • The Great Hall
  • The Long Wards
  • The State Apartments
  • Light Horse Court

Works include:

  • Conservation and restoration of the Octagon façades
  • Assisting with the re-location of Sir Dennis Thatcher’s remains
  • Carving Baroness Thatcher’s memorial stones
  • Masonry cleaning and conservation to boundary walls
  • Planned maintenance