Marlborough House

This Robert Adam derived Grade 1 listed building within the centre of Brighton is considered to be the first large house of Brighton. The original house being owned and built by Samuel Shergol in 1765 and extended in 1786 by William Gerard Hamilton MP who commissioned Adam to this work.

Neil England was commissioned by the owner to review a series of concerns and subsequently, along with Charles Brooking and Nick Tyson, researched and raised full documentation for submission to both English Heritage and LBC. 

The owner commissioned the works to fully restore structurally and decoratively the façade including the windows fenestration and roof back to their historically original look as closely as possible which included the design and application of the materials to closely emulate liardets mastic, a product favored by Adam and applied to the timber portico and balustrading of the mansion to emulate stone. This was successful and whilst to this day remains unoccupied remains a project that was dear to my heart.

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