Chatham House / Fletcher Priest Architects / london + köln + riga | fletcherpriest
Chatham House  Chatham House

Chatham House, one of the world’s most famous international affairs think-tanks, is based in a Grade I listed building on St James’s Square, London, which was home to three prime ministers. The building defines the title of the institution, and any intervention demands that the original fabric be authentically restored.

The first phase of the Institute’s Second Century Initiative is underway and will provide facilities that are fit for the Institute’s role in 21st Century international affairs. Expansion into an adjacent building provides new facilities including an interactive Simulation Centre, a Media Studio, an Academy training centre and flexible meeting and workspace.

Subsequent proposed phases include a new lower ground floor canteen and kitchen area with breakout spaces. At first and second floors, office space for research staff will provide facilities for a new Distinguished Fellowship Programme within the historic rooms.