Brooklands Museum

Type: Restoration and Refurbishment
Duration: 33 weeks
Value: £848,000
Client: Brooklands Museum
Architect: Purcell
CA: Focus Consultants
M&E: CBG Consultants

Iconic Grade II* listed building restored at the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation

For over a century, the iconic green-domed clubhouse has been at the heart of Brooklands Museum. In order to preserve the building for future generations to enjoy, essential building works were required to ensure the building was safe and accessible for visitors.

The team approached all works with extreme care and consideration to safeguard the building. We undertook critical repairs to preserve the Clubhouse, including structural repairs to the tower and balconies.

We carefully restored the fabric of the building whilst being sympathetic to its history, matching materials to its original design and repairing where possible. For example, we repaired the face brickwork rather than replacing it. Specialist joinery, ironmongery and glazing was required in the refurbishment of balconies, balustrades, hand rails, steel windows and the impressive bespoke lantern.

Internally, we carried out a full refurbishment including the Napier Room, library, first aid room, meeting room, kitchenette, toilets and circulation spaces. M&E modifications were required to modernise lighting and fire alarm systems.

A key objective for this project, was to make the building more accessible. We reconfigured the space to create a lift shaft to reach the upper floors and installed a ramp, enabling everyone the ability to use the spaces.

A challenging build at a popular visitor attraction

Brooklands Museum welcomes thousands of visitors on a monthly basis. Working closely with the estates team, we reviewed the programme of works daily, in line with the Museum’s calendar of events. With a flexible approach, we were able to deliver the refurbishment of the Clubhouse with minimal disruption to their operations and safeguard all visitors.

Brooklands Museum’s Clubhouse takes pole position once again

The beautifully restored Clubhouse and balcony has been preserved, and with access improved, it can now be enjoyed by all, for many more years to come.

It has been a pleasure working with ITC on the Clubhouse restoration and access project over the last year. The team has been met with many challenges due to the historic nature of the building and they have overcome these with utmost care and professionalism. We are delighted with the completed works which will ensure visitors and members can enjoy the Clubhouse, and its important heritage, for many years to come.

Alex Patterson | Executive Director | Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum Clubhouse
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