2C Blake Mews

Change of Use from office to residential (Richmond Council reference 18/1765/GPD15)

Update 08/07/2018

The applicant for this change of use has now withdrawn the application.

Update 10/06/2018

Though ir seems there is not much the Council can do to stop this change of use, we have recorded a general observation to say the permitted development rights for this change of use represent poor national policy, failing to allow local decision making based in knowledge of the local area, including the need to maintain local employment opportunities. We also questioned  the extra pressure on parking in this busy part of Kew.

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    This tour is now sold out - we will be organising more dates soon.

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.  After an interesting history which includes 'airmens goggles' it was bought by Professor Harold Livermore and his wife Ann in 1947. They were careful custodians of the house and its precious heritage, and well-informed collectors of art relating to Turner and his time. In the 1950s they secured Grade 2* listing for the building. Professor Livermore set up The Sandycombe Lodge Trust, now Turner’s House Trust, in 2005 and on his death at the age of 95 in 2010, the Trust became the owner of Sandycombe.

    Please join us for a guided tour either at 2pm or 3pm.

    Please note that within the house, only the ground floor drawing room is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. The garden, and toilet is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Ticket price £6 per person.

    To buy tickets with a cheque (no fees) click here to download the form

    To buy tickets via credit or debit card (with fees via eventbrite) click here