Built in 1807, the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague, has a long and rich history. It has served officials responsible for achieving the UK government’s policy goals in the Netherlands, as well as services that support the British economy for over 200 years.
After 25 years of basic maintenance, our project brief was to bring the building up to more efficient standards and to allow a space that could also be enjoyed by the public.
Working with the local heritage authority, our team made a number of mechanical upgrades and repairs to the property including plumbing, electrics, drainage, roof and stonework repairs. We also replaced the bathrooms, kitchens, updated the internal and external lighting and introduced and a new AV system to the property.
Following the upgrade of building services, the interiors were refurbished and redecorated, introducing modern elements and updating the representational rooms with a cool, contemporary palette of colours.
To enable all of this work the team managed a major asbestos removal programme to comply with both UK and Dutch requirements and instigated an asbestos register and management plan.
The revitalised property is now safe with improved energy efficiency. The building now enables the Ambassador and post to utilise this asset to maximum effect, generating revenue by hosting trade opportunities, conferences and filming as well as traditional functions associated with the British government overseas.