IP Club

The Brief

GIA was appointed as Contract Administrators for the refurbishment of the Chelsea Pensioner pub within the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea. The refurbishment focused on the bar, restaurant and recreational facilities in the North-West wing, the social heart of the Hospital. The key to the scheme was preserving the architectural heritage of the building while improving the functionality, modernity and long lasting appeal for future Pensioners.

Site Description:

The building is a Grade I listed property, which was built in the mid-18th Century and designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The property had been unused for a number of years and was the last on a street of attractive mews house to be upgraded. The existing layout comprised of two garages at ground floor, access to a small courtyard garden, with living and bedroom accommodation at first floor.


  • Worked closely with the client to develop the design and specification for the project
  • Liaised with other consultants including structural engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and GIA’s sister interior design company, WISH London
  • Took the project out to tender and appointed a contractor with proven experience to undertake works of this type
  • Undertook the contract administration role, dealing with contract variations, valuations, progress updates and contractual issues
  • Undertook design reviews and variations

Project Details


IP Club, Royal Hospital Chelsea – internal refurbishment works


Building Consultancy