The Charter House

Created by
Eric Parry Architects

Nestled between the Barbican and Smithfield Market, The Charterhouse has a wonderfully diverse history. Built in 1348, the former Carthusian monastery has also served as a private mansion, a school and an almshouse. It still exists as an almshouse today, offering housing to elderly people in need.

Eric Parry Architects along with Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Landscape Architects were appointed to constructively restore, and sensitively adapt the most historic wings of the site for new uses in the continued life of the charity. This involved creating a redesigned public square, a new reception, education room and museum facilities, allowing the public to properly experience this historic site.

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- Culture
- Eric Parry Architects

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