Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street

Type: Refurbishment
Value: £1.2m
Duration: 34 weeks
Architects: Marcus Beale Architects
QS: Bidwells
M & E: MG Partnership

We have hugely enjoyed working with ITC. Their care, thoughtfulness, energy and artistry have been exemplary. Refurbishing one of our most cherished spaces whilst preserving its character – and whilst the Club continued to operate around them – was no easy task; but they achieved it.

Geoffrey Matthews | Secretary | Chelsea Arts Club

Bohemian refurbishment of one of London’s most illustrious private members’ venues – the Chelsea Arts Club.

The project took place over 16 months, with works phased to maintain the smooth running of the club and to fit in with key events in the Chelsea Arts Club calendar. These works included a three-week closure of the club while structural changes were implemented.

First Phases

The first phases of the project involved the full refurbishment of the ground floor dining spaces, including the loggia, as well as the renovation of the kitchen spaces.


Guest Rooms

Our works then moved on to the refurbishment and fit-out of the guest rooms on the upper floors, as well as the club’s iconic billiard room. Additionally, ITC completed a reconfiguration of their impressive reception area.

Creative Heritage

During this project, special care was taken to ensure that the spaces continued to reflect the creative heritage of the club, which has been in existence since 1891 and is Grade II listed. The spaces created continue to promote the club’s bohemian character, whilst at the same time ensuring it is fit to service future generations of members.

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