No 29 Queen Square is probably the finest surviving original C18th town house and is Grade II* Listed. It retains original wall panelling, panelled doors and staircase.
During the course of the works, English Heritage acquired the property for its regional office. The project was completed to English Heritage’s exacting standards within the constraints of the speculative developer’s budget.
A challenging aspect of the project was the upgrading of the fire protection of the historic panelled doors. The innovative techniques employed on the project were subsequently used by EH to illustrate their guidance on upgrading panelled doors and using intumescents in historic buildings.