R G Carter were invited to undertake the careful restoration of this historically significant, architectural jewel, under a development scheme funded by Enfield Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Forty Hall in Enfield is a Grade I listed Jacobean Mansion and one of England’s finest historic houses, built by Sir Nicholas Rainton, former Lord Mayor of London (1629-1632).
The scope of works was extensive and required our Project Management Team to coordinate with local heritage consultants and archaeologists throughout the works. We worked uniformly as one team to ensure this historically and architecturally important site, was restored to its former glory.
The fine architecture and stunning period rooms were renovated by hand, and the Mansion now features an arts centre, education centre, function hall and other original features which were painstakingly restored and repaired. We also undertook the installation of a modern lift, constructed a glazed courtyard atrium and developed and built a replica of the original internal staircase, using six tones of oak.
As a result of the success of the completed works, Forty Hall is now open to the public as both a living museum and stunning wedding venue. Internally, the Mansion is also fully accessible for the first time since it was originally built in 1632.