Project Description

RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, UK

Project Description

For over 15 years, Cumming, under the name of MHBC, have been the retained as the House Surveyor for The Royal Society of Arts’ Grade I and II* listed buildings in John Adam Street. Cumming project managed the design competition to select an architectural practice to re-design the Great room and other feature spaces in the building, then subsequently managed the 2012 project to implement the works. Cumming designed the new HVAC system for the Great Room to compliment the architectural design and with regard to the valuable paintings in the space. We also phased the programme to suit the ongoing activities in the building — which included weddings, conferences and the day-to-day operations of the society — and advised on conservation repair techniques and procedures. The project was awarded the 2013 RIBA, English Heritage Award for sustaining the historic arrangement.

Project Details

Service(s): Project Management, Employer’s Agent & Contract Administration, Energy & Sustainability
Sector(s): Heritage
Office(s): London
Entity: Cumming Group